XKCD and the Spoken Word

September 19, 2011

Can you find the fatal flaw in this XKCD cartoon? It doesn’t work as a conversation! If “10” is treated as binary, it would be spoken as “TWO” and if it is treated as decimal, it would be spoken as “TEN”. If you use “ONE‐ZERO”, the reply question would be (instead of “…4?”) either “What […]

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