Why are Americans expected to know Roman numerals?

Im not italian and live no where near Rome, in America only show me numbers in English, also if i was in charge the super bowl would no longer have Roman numerals

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  • Ann
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    For the same reason it would do them some good to learn foreign languages. It would be an exercise in learning something new. Roman numerals are actually useful. It has nothing to do with Rome, Italy. You're just trying to pull someone's chain. I never understood why I had to learn algebra, but I discovered it's useful in some situations.

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  • ron h
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    For one thing, you're NOT in charge of the Super Bowl, Donnie. One of the gardeners should be able to help you.

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  • 7 months ago

    As an American myself, do you really think it's that difficult to learn?

    For example, MLXXXVII = 1087

    • vic4 months agoReport

      Not difficult butvi only want to know American things

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  • 7 months ago

    It can't hurt

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  • 7 months ago

    I've never heard of anybody being anti-Roman numerals before. That's a new one.

    • Big Mouth
      Lv 6
      7 months agoReport

      ABOLISH THE OPPRESSION OF ROMAN NUMERALS!!

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  • 7 months ago

    Numbers in English? ROFLMAO

    1,2,3 etc aren't English, they are Arabic.

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  • 7 months ago

    Because a lot of British and therefore American culture was based on Ancient Rome.

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  • Michze
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    Welcome to the Superbowl I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Because on an American one dollar bill are the Roman numerals of MDCCLXXVI = 1776 which was the year of the declaration of independence from the British.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    I can only take this nonsense as a very poor and stupid attempt at trolling.

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