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Cape Breton evokes deep memories and strong emotions for me as well as a deep appreciation for the beauty of my adopted island. My hopes are that you too might find the photos evocative - maybe a view you've not enjoyed before, or an 'Oh I've been there', or if from away that you may be encouraged to visit this fair isle so that you might come to love and breathe Cape Breton as I do. One word about place names that I use - some are completely local usage while others are from maps of Cape Breton that I've purchased over the years. I frequently post travel and other photos that are of interest to me - and hopefully you.

On the right hand side bar find my take on Single Malt whiskey - from how to best enjoy this noble drink to reviews (in a most non-professional manner) of ones that I have tried and liked - or not. Also musings, mine and others, on life in general.

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110 Thousand - coming up in the next 54 hits (updated)

ONE HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND - hits tonight probably
8:49  twenty seven to go

and as an aside update extension of this value of 110,000 let me pontificate for a moment about one of my pet peeves - that of people mis-saying numerical values when they speak, to wit:

ONE HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND - in numerical form is  110,000
ONE HUNDRED and TEN THOUSAND - in numerical form is  100 + 10,000, not the same value at all
AND this is one of my biggest complaints about the way most people, even those that think they are well educated and well articulated , screw up when saying a numerical value  in words by adding a superficial 'and' at some arbitrary point when in fact in saying numerical values the word 'and' is reserved for two different meanings which should not conflict if done properly.  The word 'and' can be used to indicate addition, e.q. "six and seven equal thirteen".  It can also be used to indicate a numerical value less than one. e.q.  "four and three tenths" when reading the numerical expression '4.3'.  Other wise we can end up with the farcical comment of a lot of people when saying in words  the numerical value 110,000 as in the second sentence above. 
I agree that saying "four hundred and twenty eight" for the numerical value 438 is arithmetically correct - BUT - it leads you onward into the farcical example as above.  So why not be concise and simply say the numerical value straight forward every time,i.e. "four hundred thirty eight"  which is also unerringly correct and concise and not 'affected'  in the second definition of that word.

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