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Entry from September 23, 2019
“I struggle with Roman numerals until I get to 159. Then it just CLIX”

The Roman numerals for the number “159” are “CLIX” (that some pronounce as “clicks"). “I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159, then it just CLIX” was posted on Twitter by PaulKerensa on June 1, 2010.

“I struggle with Roman Numerals until I get to 159. Then it just CLIX” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on September 23, 2019. The joke has been printed on several images.


Twitter
PaulKerensa
@paulkerensa
I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159, then it just CLIX.
6:41 AM · Jun 1, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chris Wall
@theoldchriswall
Quality, Just quality. RT @paulkerensa I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159, then it just CLIX.
6:48 AM · Jun 1, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
chicn
@chicnlil1
I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159…
Then it just CLIX.
4:36 PM · Apr 10, 2013·TweetCaster for Android

Twitter
Rob Thompson
@sirchutney
I struggle to count in Roman numerals. However, when I reach the number 159 it just CLIX.
2:07 PM · Jul 15, 2013·Hootsuite

Twitter
RN
@upminster13
I was struggling count in Roman numerals until the number 159.
Then it just CLIX.
5:12 AM · Jan 16, 2014·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Ignoble Savage
@drayzze
I find it difficult to count in roman numeral until I hit 159, then it just CLIX.
7:16 PM · Dec 27, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
c0nc0rdance
@c0nc0rdance
Dad Joke of the Day:
It’s hard to count in Roman numerals until you get to 159.
Then, it just CLIX.
#DJotD
7:39 PM · Jan 15, 2019·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
u/bklynsnow September 23, 2019
I struggle with Roman Numerals until I get to 159
Then it just CLIX.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, September 23, 2019 • Permalink