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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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The $ sign goes before the number, not after

It's $100 and not 100$.
Sorry to be anal about this, but I see this error frequently.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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thanks?

not sure what you are hoping to achieve
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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It's $100 and not 100$.
Sorry to be anal about this, but I see this error frequently.
I'm pretty sure it goes after.

Don't believe this guy, he doesn't know what he's talking about.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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It's $100 and not 100$.
Sorry to be anal about this, but I see this error frequently.
Agreed, it really makes people look like complete dumbasses IMO.

How can you live X years, see prices listed hundreds of thousands of times, and still **** that up? Bugs me to no end.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:13 PM   #5
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I blame the French.





Well, because I always do.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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I've never seen that, but I think I'm going to start using it.

Can someone lend me 100$?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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There is no right or wrong answer. Depends where you're from, really.

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In the United States, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Pacific Island nations, and English-speaking Canada, the dollar or peso symbol precedes the number, unlike most currency symbols. Five dollars or pesos is written and printed as $5, whereas five cents is written as 5. In French-speaking Canada, the dollar symbol usually appears after the number (5$), although it sometimes appears in front of it, or instead may even be totally absent
Another common scenario is that some people would write "5€" for their currency. So when they talk in terms of dollars, it might be natural just to write "5$". And it's not just particular to Europe.

Not something worth complaining about though. If I had to complain about something I see often, it would be your/you're/their/they're/there/it/it's.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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I blame the French...
I blame Yoda.

No, sorry. Yoda, blame I
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:43 PM   #9
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Well, because I always do.
Made me laugh, here, spend it wisely...

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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:47 PM   #10
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Agreed, it really makes people look like complete dumbasses IMO.

How can you live X years, see prices listed hundreds of thousands of times, and still **** that up? Bugs me to no end.
Conversely, how can you live X years in a world with billions of people not in your own country and not understand that different cultures do things differently?

And no, with things like this there is no inherently "right" way to do it.

Despite my own country putting the currency symbol before the figure (unless we're talking about cents), I believe the euro way (after the figure) is probably better because that's the way you say it.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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OP, can you lend me 5$?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:50 PM   #12
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I like it after because it's like how you read it.

five dollars

5 $

Works better

I write my dates out in order though

12 December 2012 etc...
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:08 PM   #13
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I like it after because it's like how you read it.

five dollars

5 $
To be fair, if all of English was written the same way that it was spoken then it'd look completely different.

Something like: to be fare, if all ov inglish was ritten the same way that it was spouken then ittid look kompletelee different.

Obviously I'm going a little (OK, a lot) overboard there but you get my point
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:51 PM   #14
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I write my dates out in order though

12 December 2012 etc...
That's correct though. Order of scale.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:59 PM   #15
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Conversely, how can you live X years in a world with billions of people not in your own country and not understand that different cultures do things differently?

And no, with things like this there is no inherently "right" way to do it.

Despite my own country putting the currency symbol before the figure (unless we're talking about cents), I believe the euro way (after the figure) is probably better because that's the way you say it.
But this (and most other English websites/forums) are American based, so that's a moot point.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:33 PM   #16
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But this (and most other English websites/forums) are American based, so that's a moot point.
Newsflash: it's on the internet, open to internet users (the majority of which are not in the USA), and is in support of devices made in China.

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It is Xenophobic attitudes like that, that give the USA a bad name.

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Putting it after is an eyesore if you're looking at a list of prices in a variable-width font. Big warbling column of dancing dollar signs on the right side. Due to English reading order being left-to-right, putting repetitive things on the left will have them adhere to columns cleanly.

Depends if you align left or align right.

Is not an insurmountable problem.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:06 PM   #17
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Conversely, how can you live X years in a world with billions of people not in your own country and not understand that different cultures do things differently?

And no, with things like this there is no inherently "right" way to do it.

Despite my own country putting the currency symbol before the figure (unless we're talking about cents), I believe the euro way (after the figure) is probably better because that's the way you say it.
Since people live in different countries, and there are plenty of different dollars in different countries, it would be worthwhile to use "US$" or "Aus$" or "NZ$" or whatever is correct to avoid confusion. (You might argue that US$ is the most common case, so using $ is fine, but how is one supposed to know whether you are an American talking about US dollars, or an Australian forgetting to write Aus$ ?)
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:11 PM   #18
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Agreed, it really makes people look like complete dumbasses IMO.

How can you live X years, see prices listed hundreds of thousands of times, and still **** that up? Bugs me to no end.
Agreed, it is very annoying.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:28 AM   #19
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It's the way people say it. Hey I found one hundred dollars (100 $). Not hey I found dollars hundred ($ 100). So I see where some people might make the error.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:12 AM   #20
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I've never put $ at the end nor will i ever, just doesn't look right
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:14 AM   #21
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I fundamentally dislike the $ on it's own, regardless of whether you write $100 or 100$. Why? Because it offers no way to tell which of the many unimaginative countries who all use the same name for their different currencies this refers to. Next time someone asks me for $100 they are getting 100 HKD (current value about 12 USD).

And don't get me started on people who use both major and minor currency symbols at the same time (e.g. 12.53p).
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:03 AM   #22
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And don't get me started on people who use both major and minor currency symbols at the same time (e.g. 12.53p).
I can honestly say that I have never seen $12.53 presented to me.

But if the spoken word would be truly followed (by people without imagination) it would be 12$&53.

I might actually lose it, should that happen.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:05 PM   #23
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And don't get me started on people who use both major and minor currency symbols at the same time (e.g. 12.53p).
Argh! A local bakery was selling biscuits for "$90c" each!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:46 AM   #24
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The dollar sign always goes first while the euro sign always go after.
$10, 10. I have yet to see someone placing it first here, although I have seen it misplaced while abroad.
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