Where does 101 come from?
May 18, 2004 5:46 PM Subscribe
I'm in the process of teaching 1984
by George Orwell and, as we near the end of Book Three and are shown the horrors of Room 101, the question always arises: why do we use the number 101 to designate an introduction to a subject? What is the origin?
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