Criteria for languages?

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Dec 1 20:09:19 CET 2009

Michael Everson scripsit:

> > It's a lot easier to determine that the average price of a house in
> > Co. Mayo is about 25,000 euros than to get a figure correct down
> > to the last cent.
> You missed a zero. Alas.

Whoops.  If the Web site I was looking at bothered to use commas in
numbers, I wouldn't have made that mistake, but 250000 looks distressingly
like 25000.

John Cowan <cowan at>   
It's like if you meet an really old, really rich guy covered in liver
spots and breathing with an oxygen tank, and you say, "I want to be
rich, too, so I'm going to start walking with a cane and I'm going to
act crotchety and I'm going to get liver disease. --Wil Shipley

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