MarkBarrett wrote:BDM: Seth did not clearly lose to Miranda in #7 for the simple reason that he's still playing. Miranda should have wagered more and defeated him? Yes, that is true. It's no different than Seth trailed in game 1 and only won because Dorcas did not get a very solvable FJ! clue.
Missing FJ!--and making strategic decisions based upon the likelihood of such--is a normal part of the game. Getting FJ! wrong in a non-lock game, having second place get it right, but winning because second made an absolutely nonsensical, indefensible wager that rendered FJ! entirely moot, is not. I'd be shocked if it had happened five times in the last ten years. Seth obviously continues to rack up wins and dollars, but in my mind his continuing reign lost all legitimacy at that point.
TenPoundHammer wrote: dhkendall wrote: dinghammer wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:C = 100 eludes me yet again. Suggestions on keeping Roman Numerals straight since I always blank on them? Even worse, I got the next four.
C as in Century = 100
M as in Millennium = 1000
There's probably a Latin reason for V, but maybe you could think of the V in fiVe? And an X is just two Vs with their butts touching, so that's 10.
L and D? I don't know what to tell you.
Heh, amusingly L and D are the ones I always get mixed up, and I don't use those mnemonics for the others! (I just know them)
I find the mnemonics only gum me up because I always overthink them. "Okay, C is... Century, centigrade? No wait, maybe it's cinco, five. M is uh... million? No, that would be too easy."
The helps offered for C and M aren't really mnemonics, though. They're actual subject knowledge that can help you learn those numerals independent of any trick. The Roman numeral C represents the same root as century (100 years), cent (1/100 of a dollar), centimeter (1/100 of a meter), percent (1/100 of anything) and, yes, even centigrade (100 degrees between the freezing and boiling points of water). Likewise with M and millennium, milligram, etc.
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