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The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn for July 19, 2016

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    hablochileno  over 4 years ago

    Cs earn degrees!

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    comic4matt  over 4 years ago

    I wonder if at least a 100 people will get the joke?

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    pcolli  over 4 years ago

    Don’t you mean LXXXXIV?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 4 years ago

    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?

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    J Short Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Toga Toga Toga….

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    Suny  over 4 years ago

    I C

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    jreckard  over 4 years ago

    The kid is cheating. I saw some of his math tests – he had X’s all over the place.

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    Digital Frog  over 4 years ago

    He’ll get to be a senator and the other 1100 in his school will get MCjobs.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member over 4 years ago

    It’s still called Super bowl 50 because nobody likes a "L"oser.

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    Helen Ferrieux  over 4 years ago

    By the time you’ve dialled CMXCIX it’s probably too late.

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    CougarAllen  over 4 years ago

    Subtractive numerals are a medieval invention – using IV instead of IIII, IX instead of VIIII, etc. The Romans didn’t use them.

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    gammaguy  over 4 years ago

    Since they’re in Rome, that must be a Tyrrhenian C.

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    comic4matt  over 4 years ago

    To think I just realized that this report card should’ve been a stone slab…

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    The Creative Username   over 3 years ago

    It took a minute but I get the joke

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