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Warrior
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After reading numerous topics started by llama, I decided upon my feelings for him. He should be tied to a metal chair, connected to a heater, and let his flesh burn, and when the metal becomes white hot, he will pass out from the pain. Then, Tied to a wall, with a clock and sign infront of him, saying this is how long you have to live, with 24 hours on the timer. When the 24 hours are up someone jumps out and tells him he's won 10,000$. Then, someone would go and cut him open with a rusty razor and have a homeless man peel his flesh apart with his filthy fingernails, and pour salt in.
The above quote interests me (Not in some peverted "I like killing llamas" way though). I was wondering where the idea of putting the $ sign after the money came from. I've always been taught that it goes before the sum of money. (eg: $10,000) What does everyone else think?

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Shaper
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I put it in either spot. Since people generally say two dollars not dollars two, I can understand why the symbol might appear after the numbers.

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$10,000 - Before number.
£10,000 - Before number.
¥10,000 - Before number.
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No longer so certain of this one. Especially since it's mainly video games and (less than reliable) newspapers that I've seen it written like this:
?10,000 - Before number.

 
Usually, the symbol for the "base" unit of a particular currency goes before the amount. As to the placing of smybols for a "sub-unit" of a currency, I'm uncertain.
 
For Australian (and American?) currency, the "¢" sign comes after the amount, I know that much, but I'm not familiar enough with foriegn currency as to where their "secondary" symbol, if any, goes.

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Hmm... In Italy we use Euros; a hundred Euros are 100?, so I think that the correct form are 10000$.

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In Holland its ?10.000, but you may also mwrite 10.000?. It doesn't look good, but you can do it. If you say "euros" and not "?" then its best to put it behind, so you get this:

10.000 Euros
?10.000

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And if you're using the ISO 4217 international currency codes, you can put them either before or after the amount. So 100 AUD and AUD 100 both mean 100 Australian dollars.

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Cool, thanks for that everyone!

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Originally written by Thuryl:

And if you're using the ISO 4217 international currency codes, you can put them either before or after the amount. So 100 AUD and AUD 100 both mean 100 Australian dollars.
Sorry for go off-topic (anyway, we are in General :P ),
but when you come back, my friend? :)

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Master
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Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

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Originally written by Thuryl:

And if you're using the ISO 4217 international currency codes, you can put them either before or after the amount. So 100 AUD and AUD 100 both mean 100 Australian dollars.
Sorry for go off-topic (anyway, we are in General :P ),
but when you come back, my friend? :)

Come back? He didn't say anything about leaving, did he?

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He certainly did. His departure is the reason I became a mod, so I remember it very well. :P

I don't think he said he'd no longer post at all, though. The literal line was something like "as of this day, I am no longer an active member of this forum."

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Oh, that's what she meant? I thought she meant something like "I'm going on vacation" which was the reason I asked.

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Oh, that's what he meant? I thought he meant something like "I'm going on vacation" which was the reason I asked.
FYT :P He, not she. :)

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No, Snafta, I meant magmadragoon, not Thuryl, so unless I didn't understand what Magmadrgoon said in one topic or an other, and she (Magmadragoon) is actually a he, then I apologize and you're right. However, I'm fairly certain Magmadragoon is a she, no? magmadragoon?

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Dikiyoba is fairly certain that MagmaDragoon is a guy. Oh, and congratulations on passing 2000 posts, Thralni.

Edit: Somehow managed to hit "post reply" with only a half-typed post.

[ Saturday, April 15, 2006 05:58: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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In that case, I should apologize. I seem to have that often. Maybe it weas because you are Italian? I don't know. Ugh. My head hurts.

Thanks, Dikiyoba!

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There are some more female members around than in the days when I joined these boards.
^_^ Though I haven't made a percentage calculation yet.

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Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

...but when you cAme back, my friend? :)
FMT. :)

Now I think is correct. I wanted to say when Thuryl was returned.

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Originally written by Mc 'mini' Thralni:

No, Snafta, I meant MagmaDragoon, not Thuryl, so unless I didn't understand what Magmadrgoon said in one topic or an other, and she (Magmadragoon) is actually a he, then I apologize and you're right. However, I'm fairly certain Magmadragoon is a she, no? magmadragoon?
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[ Saturday, April 15, 2006 07:58: Message edited by: MagmaDragoon ]

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I've been taught, rightly or wrongly, that $100 and 100$ are both correct, but that $100.00 is correct and 100.00$ is wrong. 99¢ looks better than ¢99, but I wouldn't swear to it.

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Master
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I think both forms are acceptable. It's just that having the sign in front of the number is by far the most widely used. Having it behind the number just looks more sloppy.

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Originally written by Clickxabbu:

I've been taught, rightly or wrongly, that $100 and 100$ are both correct, but that $100.00 is correct and 100.00$ is wrong. 99¢ looks better than ¢99, but I wouldn't swear to it..
This is what I was taught as well, but most of my teachers would correct students for writing 100$ or ¢99.
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I can't swear to having seen a definitive statement of a rule, but I know that I've never seen a dollar sign come after a number or a cent sign come before except in the writing of the same sort of people who mess up "it's" and "its."

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99 cents, so 99¢. 100 dollars, but $100.

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That is right in New Zealand anyway.

Except our dollar sign has two vertical lines instead of one.

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Originally written by stranger:

That is right in New Zealand anyway.

Except our dollar sign has two vertical lines instead of one.

Wait, what?
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Edit: I think that's what he was talking about

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