I had one of my (many?) "well that's weird" kind of thoughts the other day.
I was walking somewhere and looked up to check the address and realized we don't say addresses the way we say numbers!
Which translated into my head as "we say addresses weird!"
Like, I don't live at four thousand and sixy two James Street, I live at 4062 James Street. "forty, sixty two" or 4602 wouldn't be "four thousand, six hundred and two" James Street it would be "forty six oh two" James Street. You know?
I'm sure it has something to do with cross streets or something. Like when I think of my old address of the house I grew up in, I believe the first three numbers corresponded to the cross street we were closest to, or something like that. I'm sure there are reasons for how houses and buildings are labelled/numbered, but it was just this funny thought I had; that we say addresses differently than we would read them were they numbers like dollars or something.
Am I making half sense?
(Oh wait, I say the year like it's an address? Twenty eighteen rather than two thousand eighteen? ERMAGHERD WHERE DOES THE WEIRD END?)