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5th Apr 2005, 19:52
Hi all. Does anyone know what the year '1965' is in roman numerals..?


5th Apr 2005, 19:55


5th Apr 2005, 19:55

Colonial Aviator
5th Apr 2005, 19:56
MCMLXV should do the trick

5th Apr 2005, 19:57
Brilliant, thanks :ok:

Jerricho's Wife
5th Apr 2005, 20:00
I think MCMLXV should do it.

Been watching the BBC again?

5th Apr 2005, 21:10
A good year, that MCMLXV :ok:



tony draper
5th Apr 2005, 21:13
One Prefered MCMLXIV


Solid Rust Twotter
5th Apr 2005, 21:23
They don't write numbers like that any more.....

Buster Hyman
5th Apr 2005, 21:53
Perhaps we should form the MCMLXV club? I for one would qualify!:ok:

6th Apr 2005, 10:27
Reminds me of the Benny Hill joke:

Digital watch owners: your days are numbered!

6th Apr 2005, 10:43
MCMLXV an excellent vintage

6th Apr 2005, 12:13
I've got to ask BRL....


6th Apr 2005, 14:11
Probably cause a question on the Malpensa Immigration Office forms asked him when he was born... :rolleyes:

6th Apr 2005, 14:16
A truly vintage year!!!............Year of The Rooster don'tcha know!!

Buster Hyman
6th Apr 2005, 22:01
Someone's been feedin' the chooks!

7th Apr 2005, 14:29
To all those in the MCMLXV club, how do you deal with the dreaded "surprise 40th birthday party."

Should I act surprised if it takes place?

Should I be more surprised if it doesn't take place?

Am I a miserable gitt for asking?

7th Apr 2005, 16:15
Here's all of them (http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/a006968.txt) from 1 to 3999.

The esoteric and protracted contretemps which occurred in 1998* is not mentioned of course :8

* debate regarding acceptable notations for next year (1999)
MIM - possibly OK, frowned on by purists
(I)I(I) - slight possibility
I(I)(I) - definite no-no
MCMIC - also out, my favourite though :}

Buster Hyman
7th Apr 2005, 21:58
Been under a bit of pressure to have one gingernut but have so far successfully avoided same.

If you get a suprise party, then act suprised & enjoy yourself, because there is obviously someone who cares a lot to throw it for you!:ok:

tony draper
7th Apr 2005, 22:09
Do what Drapes did gingernut, told family and friends that if any supprises had been planned, parties ect, scrap them right now!, because Drapes would simply rotate on his heels and walk out, family and friends knowing Drapes well also knew, with certainty that this was no empty threat, ergo no supprise party.


7th Apr 2005, 22:59
Gingernut and Buster, you could do as Herr Drapes has advised, or you could do what one did on one's own occasion -- plan your own party. You can therefore avoid the dreaded black baloons, hopefully most of the gag gifts, and keep it within somewhat respectable bounds. At any rate, you'll be more or less in control of the situation whilst remaining sociable.

If that sounds gauche, one believes the alternatives have already been mentioned...

It's sorta like being on the Trophy Committee for the bowling league when you're on the last place team -- you can ensure a somewhat decent fixture instead of the typical horses's arse...

7th Apr 2005, 23:48
"Romans, from the right.......number!"

"I," "II," "III," "IV," "V," "VI," "VII," "VIII," "IX," "X," "XI," ........etc - I'm sure you get it by now? :E