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Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 02:41
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Yes, 101. What IS it with that number? We see across the internet, especially in the US, this number being used as a suffix for a whole lot of learning type applications...

Autoshop 101
Writing 101
Video 101
Welding 101
Etc...

So, what's with the 101 thing? Is it a pre internet saying?

IIf you Google 4 wheel driving 101, you get hits.

Also, what do Americans call LPG? We call petrol... petrol, and LPG... gas. They call petrol... gas, and gas... ?

Yeah, I'm bored.......

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Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 03:03

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 03:03
go to bed................ its late
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Reply By: G-wizz - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:05

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:05
101 is a standard entry level class number for college or uni courses in the USA. Most subjects are described as blahblah 101 in the first year which progress on to 201, 202 etc. in the 2nd year, 301, 302 etc....

When used on the internet it usually means the subject being discussed is just the basics.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:09

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:09
Thankyou!!

I had often wondered about the number.

Thankyou...

Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:28

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:28
As G-Wizz says, its refers to Uni course subjects, but not only in the US, here too. Means that the subject matter is fundamental.

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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:33

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:33
Thank you Wolfie for re-awaking my nightmare...."Accounting 101"
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 10:03

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 10:03
So if I check into a hotel for accomadation, if they give me room 101, its just a basic room. Therefore I should ask for room no 1923 to get the best room.
10 4 good buddy
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 14:49

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 14:49
"Also, what do Americans call LPG? We call petrol... petrol, and LPG... gas. They call petrol... gas, and gas... ?"

Propane :-)

another good one to look up is "error 404". I'm sure everyone has some one they know that fits that description too......
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 16:12

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 16:12
Wolfie, the number 101 emanates from the same philosophy that gave us ACME meaning Americans Can Master Everything.

101 was the percentage that was used in the late 50's to mean try a little harder and do a little better, it moved into education as introductory level classes as in Accounting 101 etc meaning that we should try to be that little bit better in everything.

The original has now changed to giving "110%" with the more general use of the original term.

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Follow Up By: motherhen - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 22:29

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 22:29
Bonz your "signature" got me laughing - you have made my day!
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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 15:46

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 15:46
I always thought it related to Chapter 1 Section 01

it is always used to refer to the absolute basics.. ie driving 101.. the very first thing you learn in driving etc.
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