Roman Report Cards
Man: All "C"s! Honey, I believe our boy is gonna be a valedictorian!
Woman: Perfect scores again!
Cs earn degrees!
I wonder if at least a 100 people will get the joke?
Don’t you mean LXXXXIV?
Carpe diem….C’s the day!
pcolli, Farside99…. actually, “IVC” would be 100 minus 4, so 96, not 94….and yeah, that could be written IVC or LXXXXVI.The only absolute rule was to make the arithmetic work, so variations were found.
But the usual convention was XCVI. Tens are subtracted from large numbers, but ones are only subtracted from tens and fives, and fives not subtracted at all.
ergo, 95 is XCV, not VC, and 99 is XCIX, not IC.999 is not IM but CMXCIX.Fun, huh?
Toga Toga Toga….
The kid is cheating. I saw some of his math tests – he had X’s all over the place.
He’ll get to be a senator and the other 1100 in his school will get MCjobs.
It’s still called Super bowl 50 because nobody likes a "L"oser.
By the time you’ve dialled CMXCIX it’s probably too late.
Subtractive numerals are a medieval invention – using IV instead of IIII, IX instead of VIIII, etc. The Romans didn’t use them.
Since they’re in Rome, that must be a Tyrrhenian C.
To think I just realized that this report card should’ve been a stone slab…
It took a minute but I get the joke