How do you spell out "40"?

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#1  Edited By StarOceaner

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

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#2  Edited By JJWeatherman

forty.
 
christ.

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#3  Edited By StarOceaner

but wouldn't it normally be fourty though?

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#4  Edited By Coombs

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#5  Edited By TorgoGrooves89

It's forty.
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#6  Edited By Yummylee

Phurte?
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#7  Edited By v

...nah, its always been forty.

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#8  Edited By StarOceaner

hmm, interesting.

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#9  Edited By bertmasta

Forty. Fourty.  no no Forty.
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#10  Edited By Roflwaffles

It's spelled forty.

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#11  Edited By JJWeatherman
@V said:
" ...nah, its always been forty. "
Nice username and avatar combo you got goin' there.
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#12  Edited By eroticfishcake

According to the Dictionary.com it's Forty. "Fourty" does not exist in the dictionary.
 
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#13  Edited By Meowshi

 "Fourty" is the Canadian spelling

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#14  Edited By StarOceaner
@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.
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#15  Edited By TorgoGrooves89

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.
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#16  Edited By mazik765
@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.
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#17  Edited By Meowayne

two score.
 
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#18  Edited By StarOceaner
@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.
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#19  Edited By Heylook

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#20  Edited By mazik765
@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.
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#21  Edited By Rhaknar

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

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#22  Edited By DanielJW

Fourty.

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#23  Edited By KaosAngel

Fiddy.
 
Cause I'm thugn' love yo.

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#24  Edited By Tearhead
@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".
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#25  Edited By v
@JJWeatherman: why thank you! I guess signing up when the site started did have its perks
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#26  Edited By bubahula

its forty

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#27  Edited By Dom

both are correct, Fourty is Canadian and Forty is American

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#28  Edited By mikemcn

Fordy

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#29  Edited By gearhead

4ty.

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#30  Edited By Hourai

I've always spelled it "fourty".

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#31  Edited By David

"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.

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#32  Edited By Afroman269

40

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#33  Edited By djz

 
fo'uty

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#34  Edited By NekuSakuraba
@Dom said:
" both are correct, Fourty is Canadian and Forty is American "
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#35  Edited By MarkWahlberg

fotty

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#36  Edited By Evilsbane

floor T

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#38  Edited By MysteriousBob
@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.
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#39  Edited By Meowshi
@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."

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#40  Edited By wh1terav3n

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

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#41  Edited By TheMustacheHero

Forty.

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#42  Edited By EVO
@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.
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#43  Edited By GreggD
@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.
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#44  Edited By gosukiller

Yo Foddy! Hit that big ass ramp!

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#45  Edited By Qorious

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. 

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#46  Edited By recroulette

Forty

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#47  Edited By ozzdog12

the 'u' slips into cyberspace

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#48  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

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  Edited By BraveToaster
@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?
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#50  Edited By BlackIrish05

 cuarenta     
 
or twenty times two