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A is 1

An e-mail circulated as humorous trivia included this Q&A...

Question: If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?

Answer One thousand

Wait a second....what if you were precise and said "One Base Ten"....or what about fractions such as "One-Half" or "One-One Thousandth" etc.

If you don't like those responses, then what about "Negative one"...

Or, if limited to whole numbers, you have "cuatro" for 4 in Spanish, "quatre" for 4 in French, "acht" for 8 in German, "quattro" for 4 in Italian, "an" for 1 in Middle English, "ane" for 1 in Scottish, "e'na" for 1 in Greek, and "a-" for 1 in Luwian (an Anatolian dialect).

My point: an inane question deserves an inane response.

In case you are interested, you might check out zompist.com, which has the number names for 1 to 10 in more than 5000 languages!