quote:Originally posted by irwin:
Why do we still use Roman numerals? Movies are made in MMXVIII. I've never seen a bottle of wine with the vintage in Roman numerals, at least I can't recall one.
Lapierre makes a 'reserve' Morgon in good vintages; that bottling has the vintage on the label in Roman numerals only. I still have a couple bottles of the MMIX.
It's rare for sure. I'm not even certain whether most North American schools still teach Roman numerals to kids.