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#1 Posted by StarOceaner (34 posts) -

Do you spell it as "Forty" or "Fourty"? 
 
I've always wondered what's the proper way to spell the number 40.

#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14794 posts) -

forty.
 
christ.

#3 Posted by StarOceaner (34 posts) -

but wouldn't it normally be fourty though?

#4 Posted by Coombs (3507 posts) -

4T

#5 Posted by TorgoGrooves89 (336 posts) -

It's forty.
#6 Posted by Yummylee (23193 posts) -

Phurte?
#7 Posted by V (352 posts) -

...nah, its always been forty.

#8 Posted by StarOceaner (34 posts) -

hmm, interesting.

#9 Posted by Bertmasta (194 posts) -

Forty. Fourty.  no no Forty.
#10 Edited by Roflwaffles (211 posts) -

It's spelled forty.

#11 Posted by JJWeatherman (14794 posts) -
@V said:
" ...nah, its always been forty. "
Nice username and avatar combo you got goin' there.
#12 Posted by eroticfishcake (7854 posts) -

According to the Dictionary.com it's Forty. "Fourty" does not exist in the dictionary.
 
/thread

#13 Posted by Meowshi (2917 posts) -

 "Fourty" is the Canadian spelling

#14 Posted by StarOceaner (34 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" According to the Dictionary.com it's Forty. "Fourty" does not exist in the dictionary.  /thread "
Well if the dictionary's got it, then it must be right.
#15 Posted by TorgoGrooves89 (336 posts) -

Five minutes and this thread is gonna be locked. What a waste of internet ink. You know thay have to liquidize five whole whales for just one drop of the stuff? You're killing the earth man.
#16 Posted by mazik765 (2331 posts) -
@Meowshi said:
"  "Fourty" is the Canadian spelling "
I'm Canadian and that's how I have always spelled it, so you must be right. Just like armour or colour.
#17 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

two score.
 
/thread

#18 Posted by StarOceaner (34 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
" @Meowshi said:
"  "Fourty" is the Canadian spelling "
I'm Canadian and that's how I have always spelled it, so you must be right. Just like armour or colour. "
I never really liked the British and Canadian spelling of most words. I find it odd that Favorite is spelled Favourite.
#19 Posted by Heylook (243 posts) -

4D

#20 Posted by mazik765 (2331 posts) -
@StarOceaner:  It's the way I have always spelled those words so the American way actually seems incorrect to me when I read them, haha.
#21 Posted by Rhaknar (6299 posts) -

why are we getting more and more useless topics on the forums lately?

#22 Posted by DanielJW (4929 posts) -

Fourty.

#23 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

Fiddy.
 
Cause I'm thugn' love yo.

#24 Edited by Tearhead (2382 posts) -
@StarOceaner said:
" @mazik765 said:
" @Meowshi said:
"  "Fourty" is the Canadian spelling "
I'm Canadian and that's how I have always spelled it, so you must be right. Just like armour or colour. "
I never really liked the British and Canadian spelling of most words. I find it odd that Favorite is spelled Favourite. " 
 
No one spells it "Fourty", not Canada, not the U.K, nobody. The correct English spelling everywhere is "Forty".
#25 Posted by V (352 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: why thank you! I guess signing up when the site started did have its perks
#26 Posted by Bubahula (2224 posts) -

its forty

#27 Posted by Dom (446 posts) -

both are correct, Fourty is Canadian and Forty is American

#28 Posted by Mikemcn (7406 posts) -

Fordy

#29 Posted by Gearhead (2377 posts) -

4ty.

#30 Posted by Hourai (2738 posts) -

I've always spelled it "fourty".

#31 Posted by David (156 posts) -

"Despite being related to the word "four" (4), 40 is spelled "forty", not "fourty". This is because etymologically (and still in accents without the horse-hoarse merger), the words have different vowels, "forty" containing a contraction in the same way that "fifty" contains a contraction of "five". "
 
Well Google solved that problem quickly...not sure why you need to ask this on the forums.

#32 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

40

#33 Posted by djz (139 posts) -

 
fo'uty

#34 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7785 posts) -
@Dom said:
" both are correct, Fourty is Canadian and Forty is American "
#35 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4712 posts) -

fotty

#36 Posted by Evilsbane (5009 posts) -

floor T

#37 Posted by Term (86 posts) -

Fjordy

#38 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" @V said:
" ...nah, its always been forty. "
Nice username and avatar combo you got goin' there. "
Its not, it reminds me of that fucking awful movie adaptation.
#39 Posted by Meowshi (2917 posts) -
@Tearhead said:

" @StarOceaner said:

" @mazik765 said:
" @Meowshi said:
"  "Fourty" is the Canadian spelling "
I'm Canadian and that's how I have always spelled it, so you must be right. Just like armour or colour. "
I never really liked the British and Canadian spelling of most words. I find it odd that Favorite is spelled Favourite. " 
 No one spells it "Fourty", not Canada, not the U.K, nobody. The correct English spelling everywhere is "Forty". "
 

"Canadians generally follow the British "our" spelling for words like labour and neighbour and harbour. But forty is forty everywhere. I've certainly seen it spelled "fourty" by many of my students here in British Columbia, but it's as wrong in Canada as it is in the US, Australia, and everywhere else.

Logically, "fourty" makes sense: four, fourteen, fourty. But English and logic don't always agree, and this is one of those cases."

#40 Posted by wh1terav3n (622 posts) -

Hm...I wonder if the British spelling is fourty, similar to how color is colour.

#41 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -

Forty.

#42 Posted by EVO (4027 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
" @Meowshi said:
"  "Fourty" is the Canadian spelling "
I'm Canadian and that's how I have always spelled it, so you must be right. Just like armour or colour. "
That's weird; Australia also spells those words the same yet we spell 40 as forty.
#43 Edited by GreggD (4582 posts) -
@Rhaknar said:

" why are we getting more and more useless topics on the forums lately? "

There's a quest that requires you to post a new thread in the OT forum. That's why.
#44 Posted by gosukiller (2339 posts) -

Yo Foddy! Hit that big ass ramp!

#45 Posted by Qorious (882 posts) -

I always used to spell fourty. Then I googled it and it said both are correct, although "forty" is the American way of spelling it. 

#46 Posted by RecSpec (4543 posts) -

Forty

#47 Posted by ozzdog12 (938 posts) -

the 'u' slips into cyberspace

#48 Posted by MattyFTM (14593 posts) -

Forty is the correct spelling according to the Oxford English Dictionary. And it makes sense. A lot of the multiples of 10 are different to their singular counterparts e.g. 50 is fifty, not fivety. Similarly 40 is forty not fourty. 

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#49 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -
@StarOceaner said:
"Do you spell it as "Forty" or "Fourty"?  I've always wondered what's the proper way to spell the number 40. "

you're joking, right?
#50 Posted by BlackIrish05 (401 posts) -

 cuarenta     
 
or twenty times two