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realisticspeakers
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Post by realisticspeakers » July 8th, 2019, 12:29 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 11:09 am
realisticspeakers wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 8:43 am
verycherrey wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Tertiary or any other five-dollar word.

“Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”

― Mark Twain
I think that after secondary, tertiary is perfectly cromulent. It's quaternary that resounds superfluous.
Am I correct in saying that at 5 in the afternoon in the tropics everything is quininary?
Your postulation, as usual, results in an affirmative nod, unless of course, in the Congo-Nigerian linguistic regions where the number system is senary.
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verycherrey
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Post by verycherrey » July 8th, 2019, 6:19 pm

realisticspeakers wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 12:29 pm
KevinS wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 11:09 am
realisticspeakers wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 8:43 am


I think that after secondary, tertiary is perfectly cromulent. It's quaternary that resounds superfluous.
Am I correct in saying that at 5 in the afternoon in the tropics everything is quininary?
Your postulation, as usual, results in an affirmative nod, unless of course, in the Congo-Nigerian linguistic regions where the number system is senary.
Yer Killin' me! :lol:
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