I taught myself as a kid because of the Van Halen MCMLXXXIV album. my older bro had that record I was only 10. About the same time my grandpa taught me to read his cuckoo clock that had Roman numerals. Then when I learned them In middle school I was already a step up. I’m XLV years old
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Originally posted by Keystoner: Why do some clocks have IIII?
Originally they didn't do the - (minus) thing we do now, like IV in your example. Without googling I don't remember when they started. Probably before any clock you'd see was made...but technically I don't think it's incorrect, since whoever wrote the rules probably wrote them in Latin lol
I knew the system well when I was younger. Rusty now, but I'm only XXXVI.
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