France Likes To Fuck With You, Exhibit B



Behold, the comma used as a decimal point.  Not just any decimal point, a French decimal point.  Too stalky and pointy for any catwalk, they needed a more curvy, sexy version to tell when Euros stop and centimes begin.  Above, is One hundred and seven Euros. Zero implied, it could be one hundred and seven thousand mumble in the eye of the dollar. And it confuses me and my computer all the time.  Microsoft Excel, gawdblessem, does their very best to make this right, but they got it so wrong.  My fellow Americans, in France, a comma is a decimal point.  A decimal point is a comma.  Discuss…  

… yes yes yes, on this hard, French tile, I cracked a screen (again … shut up Kevin ). I’m still in mourning.

4 thoughts on “France Likes To Fuck With You, Exhibit B

  1. sailorssmallfarm says:

    In Quebec, too – confusing in a country with plenty of Anglophones. My French Immersion kids learned comma currency before they learned about dccimals, which was a weird thing, and yes, when your software is set to English (US) or even English (UK), it doesn’t understand about commas inside numbers.

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