11. . why isn' t 11 why isn' t M pronounced onety one Quayle Search I' m Feeling Lucky I. Well if 20+1 is Twenty one and 30+1 is Thirty one, Wouldn't it be 10+1, Tenty one?
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#20 - fuckedbyapony ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
Well if 20+1 is Twenty one and 30+1 is Thirty one,
Wouldn't it be 10+1, Tenty one?
#60 to #20 - dritz (05/08/2013) [-]
i think i just lost 5% of my already withering intelligence.
User avatar #39 to #20 - ultimoz (05/08/2013) [-]
It would be "Ten One"
Where did the TY come from?
User avatar #65 to #39 - hammarhead (05/08/2013) [-]
thir..ty? twen...ty? four...ty? six...ty?
User avatar #74 to #65 - ultimoz (05/09/2013) [-]
Ten doesn't appear to have a TY on the end though, does it?
User avatar #75 to #74 - hammarhead (05/09/2013) [-]
I tink that's what the whole discussion is about. :)
User avatar #27 to #20 - bronybox ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
It would actually just be "ten one" by that logic.
User avatar #28 to #27 - diablojoe (05/08/2013) [-]
Yeah, but then why isn't ten called "Onety"?
User avatar #29 to #28 - bronybox ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
Ah, well then. That's another question to discuss now.
User avatar #51 to #29 - Haentar (05/08/2013) [-]
My guess is that -ty is an abbreviation for ten, so it would be Ten, Two-Ten (Twenty) Three-Ten (Thirty), etc.
#66 to #51 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
the discussion reminded me of this

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#68 to #66 - grameh (05/08/2013) [-]
that annon is trully retarded. hmm i wonder who he is..

(this is the link he meant to post. i know this because of reasons)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZjqucrnI9w
User avatar #76 to #28 - bronybox ONLINE (05/15/2013) [-]
But then "twenty" should be "twoty"
#30 to #20 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
It'd be one-teen. Teen means 10, however it was reversed order though I cant remember why.
User avatar #1 - basilbrush (05/07/2013) [-]
Well, oneteen would be more logical if you're going to be like that.
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#64 to #1 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
it still wouldn't fit, with the scheme twenty and beyond.
User avatar #4 to #1 - oldladydriven (05/08/2013) [-]
It would be like onety-one onety-two onety-three... and so on.
#14 to #4 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
No
Teen means ten. Thats where it comes from.
#2 to #1 - sonjaynooy (05/08/2013) [-]
Actually onety one is correct its to follow the pattery 21, 31, 41... rather than just the pattern of 13, 14, 15,...
User avatar #6 to #2 - SendoTenshi (05/08/2013) [-]
I just thought it was in reference to 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99. one is the only number we don't do that with...

******* weird either way.
#15 - usernameerror ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
This reminds me when I finally realized the letter 'W' is pronounced ' double u'    
   
I know I'm retarded
This reminds me when I finally realized the letter 'W' is pronounced ' double u'

I know I'm retarded
#31 to #15 - envinite (05/08/2013) [-]
I always pronounced it as 'wei'
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User avatar #41 to #36 - aquae (05/08/2013) [-]
They actually say uve doble

you pronounce your v's like a b

so it's oobay dob-lay but yeah you're right about double v
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User avatar #43 to #42 - aquae (05/08/2013) [-]
well yeah I didn't know it was spelled vey

In class the teacher pronounces the Vs like oobay
and then its oobay doble not doble oobay
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User avatar #46 to #45 - aquae (05/08/2013) [-]
wait actually if I remember correctly

she pronounced v by itself as vay

but for some reason she says oovay doble

idk wtf
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User avatar #73 to #63 - aquae (05/09/2013) [-]
hi
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User avatar #55 to #15 - whatsgoodyo (05/08/2013) [-]
Well correct me if I'm wrong but the letter U used to be written as V in Greek or something, so two Us was double V = W. I don't know how that translated over to the English language but that's the best I got
User avatar #16 to #15 - fozzoul (05/08/2013) [-]
hah, its dubble v in sweden, so yea, when i tried to english the first time i got so confused i didnt even know what to do.
User avatar #12 - stabiloboss (05/08/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZjqucrnI9w

Reminds me of this vid... Dem Japanese.
#58 - albertjester ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
#40 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
What about twelve? Why is that not twoteen?
#38 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
eleventeen
User avatar #17 - XZeenon (05/08/2013) [-]
Hmm...
Onety-One, Onety-Two, Onety-Three, Onety-Four, Onety-Five, Onety-Six, Onety-Seven, Onety-Eight, Onety-Nine....

After saying all that, it makes me realize that it feels really awkward...
#5 - hansenthirtysix (05/08/2013) [-]
Gavin or Google!
#62 - sandmage (05/08/2013) [-]
In welsh, it pretty much is like this. 11 is Undeg-un, 12 is Undeg-dau, 13 Undeg-tri, 14 Undeg-pedwar.

Which, as a rough translation to English, is 'One ten one, One ten two, One ten three, One ten four'

Onety one, Onety two, Ontey three, Onety four.
User avatar #70 to #62 - Jewssassin (05/08/2013) [-]
That would make counting so much more fun.
#61 - electrickwalrus ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
i think the kids in KND called it that
User avatar #18 - captnnorway (05/08/2013) [-]
In Norway when we went away from the danish numbersystem one suggestion on how we should pronouce 22 was twotwo :P
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#7 - freenarative (05/08/2013) [-]
Thank the Germans. It comes from their word for the number 11 which is "elf"
User avatar #35 to #7 - fuzzysixx ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
Why elf? It should be einundzhen or einzhen.
User avatar #49 to #35 - octaviano (05/08/2013) [-]
Elf, Zwölf, Drölf.
************ .
User avatar #21 - kaiizel (05/08/2013) [-]
Because it sounds retarded.
#24 to #21 - xxitzchubbsxx (05/08/2013) [-]
if by retarded you mean f*****g awesome.
User avatar #34 to #24 - kaiizel (05/08/2013) [-]
thanks for censoring the word " ******* ", my virgin eyes can't handle cusses.
#37 to #34 - xxitzchubbsxx (05/08/2013) [-]
wasn't really for your virgin ears was more because it's unecassary to swear but i still wanted the same effect you get when you do.
#50 to #37 - duvallwhitey (05/08/2013) [-]
Who 			*******		 cares.
Who ******* cares.
#54 to #50 - xxitzchubbsxx (05/08/2013) [-]
good point thanks for the GIF
User avatar #59 - djequalizee (05/08/2013) [-]
Wouldn't it be oneteen?
#67 to #59 - palindromia (05/08/2013) [-]
yes
#72 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
idk, in German 11 is elf go figure.
User avatar #57 - mrgoodlove (05/08/2013) [-]
When I was younger I thought it was pronounced eleventeen
User avatar #56 - thecomkiller (05/08/2013) [-]
a lot of languages do this for some reason...
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