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Why is a ninety nine called a ninety nine?


Two commonly held beliefs are they were named by Italian immigrants in honour of "the boys of '99", the wave of Italian World War 1 conscripts born in 1899. Alternatively, it was in honour of the Italian King's elite guard, a specially chosen squad of 99 men. Anything special would be known as a 99.

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