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English has (had - most people I meet don't know what it means) score, which
is also twenty.

Lincoln's Gettysburg address say "four score and " which is 80 +.

Supposedly this comes from old norse for mark or tally?

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From: Jean-Francois Colson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:59 AM
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Subject: Re: number bases (was without subject)

French is somewhat pre-disposed to a base 20: 85 is said quatre-vingt-cinq
/katr@vE~sE~k/, i.e. four-twenty-five.