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  •  Poetic license (1+ / 0-)
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    oftentimes in real speech, economy of syllables is important.  Exact accuracy is often not important.

    "Seventy Five" is significantly longer and slower to say than "eighty".

    -7.75 -4.67

    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:28:08 AM PST

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    •  It's also about 78%, which splits the difference (0+ / 0-)

      between the two.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:20:53 AM PST

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