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February 17, 2010 |
In: FAIL, Funny
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I don’t understand. It seems to be a perfectly well-functioning clock. Unless you’re referring to ‘IIII’ as ’4′. That’s, as far as I can recall, not wrong.
you dear sir have just failed: 4 = IV not IIII
You dear sir, and the idiot that submitted that picture, both fail. IIII has appeared in manuscripts as far back as the 1380s. IV did not become the standard until modern times.
They are Roman numerals so whatever the romans used is the winner and the romans used IV
Actually the Romans used both. IIII is just an older standard. They used to count VIII as IIX as well. It depends entirely on the time period. There is nothing wrong with the clock.
‘IIII’ is standard usage on watches and clockfaces.
i think IIII is used so as to not confuse IV with VI on watches and clocks
Originaly IIII was used because IV represented the god Jupiter (IVPPITER).
the clock is a fail because even though IIII is used as to not confuse IV and VI, why then would there be IX for 9 and XI for 11? Its not consistent. Thats why i consider it a fail. It should all be in roman numerals not every number except for 4.
Also to balance out the VIII
4 is IIII its IV
You are all god damn retards. #29 is also not a fail, twilight does suck.
Seriously, have you people calling this a fail never seen a roman numeral clock before? It’s been that way since Louis XIV, king of France, who preferred IIII, ordered his clockmakers to produce clocks with IIII and not IV. They’ve been this way for at least 400 years. All of them.
I’m sorry, but I thought this was common knowledge.
Its suppose to be IIII you idiots
both are acceptable the top picture is lit from the back with the shadow in front of the building the close up shows a shadow going the wrong way that’s all thats wrong with it unless i’m missing something else
Shouldn’t it be Louis XIIII?
Quit arguing over Roman numerals, people, it’s MMX. You act like it’s MDCLXVI or something. tonight we’re gonna party like it’s MDDCCXXI
oh, god. I meant MCMXCIX, I was subtracting afterwards instead of before. .
it’s FAIL, folks, because the face is BLUE! hellO…!?
IIII is the correct way, IV is in fact short hand. look at the face of my Rolex, and it is also IIII so you all fail!
#2 – That must have been painful.
#3 – Everything is half off.
#6- Just natural selection working.
#7 – Reserved for strippers.
#17 – Damn gravity.
IIII is indeed the common usage of “4″ on clocks. That’s the way they’ve always done it, at least as far back as 1550, and probably earlier.
#20 the wind/ a tornado did this
Is that a schooner?
#29 is WIN not fail
#2- NOT spellcheck fail. SHIT is spelled correctly.
he did not shit …. he shot LOL !!!!!!!!!!
#29 = WIN
number 9 is shopped
#19 = I like the rainbow circles.
#27 = Win
Why is 22 a FAIL? Maybe they were tired and there were a lot of steps …
I’ve seen it multiple times on here, and maybe someone already said this, but #5 was a promotion for The Simpsons Movie at 7-11.
My Rolex says IIII, seriously check it out.
#27 is the town clock located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It was erected in 1803 and at that time is was common for the number 4 to be represented as IIII in roman numerals. This is not a fail.
look on any clock with roman numerals. tons of them use IIII instead of IV. google “roman clock face” and more than 1/2 of them use IIII instead of IV.
#11 Swift water rescue….haaaa
I think this incident occurred when that pond near the Twin Cities was frozen. The cargo recovery guys love those.
yalls fail. the clock is wrong. the hour hand suggests its half past, but its only ten minutes past.
end of discussion.
The long hand is the minute hand and the short one is the hour. You FAIL
how is trimming your belly fur into the shape of a festive xmas tree possibly anything other than WIN?
and yes, IIII is the way the Romans notated it, IV is modern, both are perfectly acceptable and understood to mean the same thing, “four”. you failed at FAIL.
27 is a win for sure! That’s Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia. East Coast born and bred, eh?! Rock on Chive.
And just for Anonymous up there… the smaller hand is the hour hand. Hang on to your digital clock dude. It’s nice and safe.
Nice to see Atlantic Canada make a guest apperance on the chive. Halifax, NS is where that clock is.. I always roam there when im drunk in that city… all the bars are right close to it.
#4. I guess I owe that lady and apology. They do exist.
have you ever seen a roman numeral clock with the v’s at six upside down!?
#9 … quite literally
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