python for loop

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Fri Apr 3 15:27:28 CEST 2009


Lie wrote:
[snip]
> Alternatively:
> "One friend of mine half-seriously advanced the following thesis: We
> should count from zero. But "first" is, etymologically, a diminution
> of "foremost", and (as TomStambaugh says) should mean "0th" when we
> count from 0. And "second" is from the Latin "secundus", meaning
> "following", so it should mean "1th" when we count from 0. Obviously
> the ordinals from "third" onwards get their names from the numbers.
> So... we need a new word for "2th". He proposed "twifth". Thus: first,
> second, twifth, third, fourth, ..."
> 
I propose "twoth" (sounds like "tooth"). :-)



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