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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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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, 07:29 PM   #8
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It's $100 and not 100$.
Sorry to be anal about this, but I see this error frequently.
I feel like you're fretting over trivia.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:32 PM   #9
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It's $100 and not 100$.
Sorry to be anal about this, but I see this error frequently.
Depends where you live.

Some countries also use . as a thousands seperator, and , as the decimal place.
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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, 07:59 PM   #13
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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, 08:08 PM   #14
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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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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
Off topic but you guys have cool money in New Zealand
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:22 PM   #17
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Off topic but you guys have cool money in New Zealand
An American friend actually stole $5 from me; "I'm taking this as a souvenir"
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:33 PM   #18
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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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An American friend actually stole $5 from me; "I'm taking this as a souvenir"
Lmao!!!

I have about $300 NZ dollars I forgot to cash back out when I left NZ. I'm keeping it for when I go back
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Where is the logic in putting the dollar sign before the number? Does one say "I owe him dollar five hundred"?

Now OP, please stop acting as if the United States of America were the only country in the world, or as if their standards were also de-facto standards for the rest of the world.

I was taught to write numbers in the following way: 1 000 000,00$, and will continue to do so even though it hurts some people's feelings. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's wrong.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:52 PM   #21
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5$ & eleventy cents.
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I blame the French...
I blame Yoda.

No, sorry. Yoda, blame I
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5$ & eleventy cents.
And that sounds very Middle Earth-ish but as one who comes from the middle of Middle Earth, is that with NZ bank notes, there's just not bloody enough of them.

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Where is the logic in putting the dollar sign before the number? Does one say "I owe him dollar five hundred"?

Now OP, please stop acting as if the United States of America were the only country in the world, or as if their standards were also de-facto standards for the rest of the world.

I was taught to write numbers in the following way: 1 000 000,00$, and will continue to do so even though it hurts some people's feelings. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's wrong.
Sorry, I see there are some exceptions to the rule, but I'm mostly annoyed by this in local Craigslist ads and US posters to this forum. I see that they write the way they speak (fifty dollars, 50$).
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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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