Manic Witch

Friday, June 27, 2008

From "zero" to "oh"

When giving out a telephone number that contains a the "round" digit, what do you say, "oh" or "zero"? I usually say "zero" because that is a number while "oh" is a letter. So a telephone number would be said "five five five, one zero two zero", not "one oh two oh". And what about double zeros? The best known number in Chicago-one we have ALL learned from early childhood-is the one for Empire Carpet, "eight hundred, five eight eight, two three hundred, Empiiiire". So do you say two three hundred or two three zero zero? The "eight hundred" is always said "eight hundred", so that doesn't count.

I have no idea what inspired this post.

Manic Witch wove her spell:: 6/27/2008 09:51:00 PM ::