Correct as far as BE is concerned and, I think, as far as AE is concerned. And sometimes, in BE, a hundred and one.Hi Space2101,
This was up for discussion a while ago. I personally say it one hundred and one, although in school I was taught to omit the "and". I believe that in North American English it's considered more correct to read it without the "and", though if I recall correctly, this rule does not apply in BrE.
"And" in banking and accounting terms often indicates the decimal point, so "121,121.21" would be "One hundred twenty-one thousand, one hundred twenty-one (dollars) and twenty-one cents." The "dollars" can be omitted since the "and" indicates the dividing line between the dollars and cents. That's one reason why many people do not use the "and" when pronouncing whole-dollar figures.I'd keep the "and" in there, though it's not necessary. Also, I might use "a" in place of "one".
Generally I say my numbers by hundreds. So, for 121,121,121 I'd say "one hundred and twenty-one million, one hundred and twenty-one thousand, one hundred and twenty-one". I find, though, that many people don't use the "and".
Heaven forbid that you should be given the willies Emma! Think of that great BBC programme, Room One oh One (if ever you watch it.) It's a hoot!This thread is giving me the willies. It keeps reminding me of "Room 101" in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is always pronounced "One oh one" in this context.