I'm asking about how to say numbers, specifically the highlighted and in the following examples:
101: One hundred and one
234,500: Two hundred and thirty four thousand five hundred
Based on my experience, Britons, Australians and New Zealanders say the "and", and North Americans do not (ie "one hundred one", etc).
I believe most other English speaking countries say the "and".
Which version was used first?
What is the earliest respected referenced usage of either version in support?
There is a perhaps interesting/relevant reference; the 1956 British book The One Hundred and One Dalmatians", and the corresponding 1961 American movie titled One Hundred and One Dalmatians, which retained the "and" – was this the usage in vogue at the time or was this for copyright reasons?
The 1996 remake neatly sidesteps the issue with the name 101 Dalmatians.