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Old 18th Oct 2016, 17:51
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Well in [I think] danish 50 is halvtredsindstyve, which means "(one half less than three) times twenty" ie 2 x 20 = 50. In practice it's always abbreviated to halvtreds, so those wacky Danes actually say "two and a half" when they mean "fifty".

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