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New way to say Numbers...

Hey, I was watching a video on Youtube  which there were millennials who were talking about sneakers and their prices .Firsthand i couldn't  grasp numbers so i had to use subtitle and this is what they said as opposed to the way i've learnt in  textbooks:

2500$      Textbook : two thousand five hundred  dollar        They said :twenty five  hundred

1100$      Textbook:one thousand one hundred           They said:eleven hundred 



Apr 9, 2018 4:26 PM
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There's nothing new or different or wrong about this. It's very common. 
April 9, 2018

I wouldn't say it's a new way, but informally speaking, it isn't wrong either. Yes, two-thousand five-hundred dollars is correct but twenty-five hundred is saying the same thing in a different way. For example, 1,500 can be pronounced as one-thousand five-hundred as well as fifteen hundred. However, saying numbers this way only occurs when the number ends in an even "hundred"

So, if those shoes were to cost $1,550,  the subtitles would read one-thousand five-hundred and fifty dollars and the people speaking in the video would say it the same way.

April 9, 2018
 I remember that English series whose name is 4400 , it was pronounced as forty four hundred on a series channel . So I think it's not only for local using 
April 9, 2018

It isn't new. There is more than one way to read numbers aloud in English. In the case of numbers of four digits or less that end in "00," it is usual to describe it in terms of hundreds.

For example, calendar years are almost always read that way. The nineteenth century is "the eighteen hundreds."

We remember that the first voyage of Christopher Columbus took place in 1492 from the rhyme

"In fourteen hundred and ninety-two,

Columbus sailed the ocean blue."

Business that get telephone numbers ending in 00 usually read them as "hundreds." I still remember a radio commercial jingle from my childhood. I think it was a furniture store whose phone number was "Melrose 5-5300." It was sung as "Melrose five, five three hundred."

April 9, 2018

Thanks Dan for info.

My bad.As learner who excessively rely on  textbooks ,i've never seen this kinda citing numbers till watched that in video.

April 10, 2018
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