Translation:The answer is 42. What is the question?
It is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything
Though not intentional ("I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13." --D.A.) in base 13: 9x6=42
"The answer to this is very simple," Adams said. "It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base 13, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat on my desk, stared in to the garden and thought 42 will do. I typed it out. End of story."
Duolingo trying to make the universe instantly disappear. Then again I subscribe to the theory that it has already happened
I can't believe I just saw this question on Duolingo. Amazing. <3333 Also, I still think that "fourty" should be accepted, but noted as being a typo.
Nine. Its naught ann "alternative". Their are two mini wurds that are commonly mispelled allready. There steel wrong.
Zengator's is a text which is easy enough to understand for people who are proficient in English. However, if you try to have a computer make sense of these lines, you'll see how dumb those algorithms still are - for the time being.
Go ahead, type zengator's text into Google Translate and make it translate it into a different language that you can understand - I am sure you will have a good laugh. I tried it with my native Dutch, and the results certainly brought a smile to my face! :-D
But that's not how 40 is spelt in English.
I noticed you used "spelt" instead of "spelled". I don't think "fourty" is a simple regional variation like past-tense verbs. If you compare the above link to this one comparing "spelt" vs "spelled", they look completely different. It appears as if nobody published works using the word "fourty".
On top of that, if you look to the Oxford AND Merriam-Webster definitions, both use "forty" but offer no alternative spelling. Well ... Merriam-Webster does, but only in the Etymology section describing the Middle-English word "fourty" in which "forty" originated from. Compare that to the word "color" where both at least offer up "colour" as the British alternative. Oxford | Merriam-Webster
42 reasons why it is the answer... Thanks for the laugh :) https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/42-the-answer-to-life-the-universe-and-everything-2205734.html