Re: Periods After Whole Numbers

Subject: Re: Periods After Whole Numbers
From: Brad Connatser <cwrites -at- USIT -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 20:37:07 GMT

> My supervisor insists on putting periods after whole numbers. For
> example, he writes "200. kg" rather than just "200 kg". I find this
> rather weird; I'd not seen this usage before coming to work here. I
> asked him if a lawyer had recommended it. He replied that he *thought*
> so, which tells me that he got it from folklore somewhere. (I've been
> corrected so many times over the last 2-1/2 years that I've given up
> trying.)

> Has anyone else seen this usage? Is there a legal reason (i.e.,
> recommended, or dictated, by a lawyer) for doing this?

Accountants use this method. Over the past 10 years, I've had two
accountants, and they both put periods after whole dollars when filling
out my tax forms.


Brad Connatser
Concurrent Communications
cwrites -at- usit -dot- net

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