Re: Expensive punctuation

Subject: Re: Expensive punctuation
From: Aoidìn Scully <ascully -at- FLEXICOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:43:01 +0100

"In Europe, commas are used instead of periods to mark decimal points."

Not in my experience, they're mark off thousands maye, but
definitely not decimal points...

-----Original Message-----
From: cngalloway [mailto:cngalloway -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET]
Sent: 20 June 1999 02:18
Subject: Expensive punctuation

Hello all--

The following item appeared in the Sacramento Bee business section on

=B3Costly misplaced comma

=B3A comma in the wrong place of a sales contract cost Lockheed
Corp. $70 million, the Financial Times reported Friday.
=B2An international contract for the U.S.-based aerospace group=B9s
Hercules had the comma misplaced by one place in the equation that
adjusted the sales price for changes to the inflation rate, the
London-based newspaper said. In Europe, commas are used instead of
periods to mark decimal points. The customer, who Lockheed refused to
name, held them to the price.=B3

--Charles Galloway


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