helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

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How do you pronounce the number 1175?

OK - now, how do you describe a place that is 1175 square feet? Is it "a 1175 square foot place", or "an 1175 square foot place"? The article depends on the pronunciation of 1175, doesn't it?

Fascinating discussion going on over at epi_lj's - not least of all because a lot of the commenters haven't actually realised what the problem is!

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