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Alphabe Thursday X is for 10

October 30, 2014

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Ha Ha! Saved again by my dear old nursery rhyme book.

I read Latin and after working in a library I have no difficulty remembering Roman numerals although at first I could have used a mantra to fix them in my mind.

I am not sure that this rhyme would have helped much.

X shall stand for playmates Ten:

V for Five stout stalwart men:

I for One, as I am alive:

C is for Hundred, and D for Five:

M for a Thousand soldiers true,

And L is for Fifty, I’ll tell you.

alphabet thursday

 

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2014 12:13 pm

    And now we know what the Romans didn’t do much advanced math. πŸ™‚

  2. October 30, 2014 4:05 pm

    hah! inventive post for X

  3. October 31, 2014 2:15 am

    I need help once I get to 100, or should I say C… {:-D

    • October 31, 2014 6:46 am

      Heheh!! This blogging malarkey is sending us barmey … in good way … I’m thinking xxx

  4. November 5, 2014 2:48 am

    interesting ditty! I never heard it before. It doesn’t explain how you have to do math to figure out what the number actually is, though!

    • November 5, 2014 6:52 am

      The very first lesson I am thinking? The next up from laying out the twigs. πŸ˜‰

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