Written by Nick Hobbs
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Topics: The Spoof, Numbers

Friday, 3 December 2010

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Twenty seven....

As a spoofer reached his one hundred and eightieth story, it occurred to him to write 180 instead.

Nick Hobbs, spoofer of spoofs, had been awaiting a story of some substance when he realised spoof number one hundred and eighty had crept up on him very quickly.

He was heard to say that he felt it worthy to do something 'a bit special' for his one hundred and eightieth, in respect of the darts scorers who are often heard to bellow 'ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEEEY', in that annoying, but ceremonial way.

However, setting out to write a witty and topical piece, he realised he had nothing. Not a bean. Fuck all.

So all he wrote was this tosh, before your very eyes.

But after several paragraphs of writing one hundred and eighty, it occurred to his Jack Daniels addled brain that putting 180 was so much easier.

From this point on he kept typing 180, instead of the more old fashioned, traditional and cumbersome one hundred and eighty. At the end of the day, you, the reader, still view it the same, and if anything 180 is easier to read than one hundred and eighty, if truth be told.

But the author wanted to make it clear that you are to read the numbers 180 as one hundred and eighty, and not as 'one eighty' as is more acceptable and commonly practiced, otherwise the point of the story would be totally lost.

Fearing this would cause confusion, Hobbs immediately began preparing 181, which he promised to be more 'spoof news based' and less 'shit' like this crap.

See you at one eighty one.

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The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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