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freitasm: What are you talking about?

 

This sort of thing.

 

freitasm: It remind me of the old Usenet question - replies top or bottom?

 

Spaces or tabs? tongue-out


 
 
 
 


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Facebook. If I look up the local SPCA's facebook page, it currently says it's 0.4 miles away from my location. Firstly it's in miles (hey, maybe there's a way to make it metric, I don't know, it's not my facebook account I don't have one). And secondly the 0.4 miles often varies. Weird!


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when someone asks for my number and I say "zero two one" and they repeat back "oh two one" 


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  # 1981733 22-Mar-2018 21:24
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dt:

 

when someone asks for my number and I say "zero two one" and they repeat back "oh two one" 

 

 

Or "Oh two zero four..."


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cadman:

 

dt:

 

when someone asks for my number and I say "zero two one" and they repeat back "oh two one" 

 

 

Or "Oh two zero four..."

 

 

 

 

Or 027233 123456

 

instead of  021 233 123456

 

Same with bank account numbers. The banks write them 11-1234-12345678-00

 

 

 

so why do people tell me that their account number is 1112 3412345678?!

 

 

 

Also...I have yet to see an online bank transfer via internet banking where you as the sender are required to know the name of the account. Yet...people still assiduously give it to me!






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  # 1981748 22-Mar-2018 22:34
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Geektastic:

 

Same with bank account numbers. The banks write them 11-1234-12345678-00

 

so why do people tell me that their account number is 1112 3412345678?!

 

 

A mate does that with his phone number (it's NOT 0211 5.... it's 021 15...) and invoices for both his GST number and his bank account number. He even misspells his own email address in them. Hopeless.


 
 
 
 


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cadman:

 

Geektastic:

 

Same with bank account numbers. The banks write them 11-1234-12345678-00

 

so why do people tell me that their account number is 1112 3412345678?!

 

 

A mate does that with his phone number (it's NOT 0211 5.... it's 021 15...) and invoices for both his GST number and his bank account number. He even misspells his own email address in them. Hopeless.

 

 

 

 

Infuriating, isn't it?

 

 

 

Let me add common homophones - one I see here in NZ regularly

 

 

 

"I was wrapped with my new car"

 

 

 

No. You were not. You were rapt with your new car.






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Stastistics and preformance.

And restauranteur - no, it’s restaurateur.




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  # 1981806 23-Mar-2018 07:47
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@Geektastic Quote “Same with bank account numbers. The banks write them 11-1234-12345678-00


So why do people tell me that their account number is 1112 3412345678?!”


Because people don’t understand that:

- first two digits are the bank number- 01 = ANZ, 02 = BNZ etc

- next four digits are the branch number

- next eight digits are the account number

- final two digits are the account suffix number, for multiple accounts under one account number.

But we all know that.




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  # 1981849 23-Mar-2018 09:37
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Geektastic:

 

Or 027233 123456

 

instead of  021 233 123456

 

 

I can't remember how many years ago landlines changed from six to seven digits (excluding prefix) by adding a digit to the front (in Christchurch it was a 3), but it must have been at least 25 years ago?

 

03 123 456 became 03 312 3456

 

But the amount of times I still see 03 1234 567 drives me mental.


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Paul1977:

 

I can't remember how many years ago landlines changed from six to seven digits (excluding prefix) by adding a digit to the front (in Christchurch it was a 3), but it must have been at least 25 years ago?

 

 

At least 30 - around '86 I seem to recall. Epsom had a digit added to the second position so 60 became 620


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Paul1977:

 

Geektastic:

 

Or 027233 123456

 

instead of  021 233 123456

 

 

I can't remember how many years ago landlines changed from six to seven digits (excluding prefix) by adding a digit to the front (in Christchurch it was a 3), but it must have been at least 25 years ago?

 

03 123 456 became 03 312 3456

 

But the amount of times I still see 03 1234 567 drives me mental.

 

 

Add Telecom to this list when they switched off the 025 network. Some old numbers were 6 digits in the format 025 123 456, these had a "4" added. Changing the number to 027 412 3456. But Telecom liked to treat such numbers as 0274 123 456. Yet if the number following the 027 happened to be something other than 4, Telecom would format the number as 027 512 3456.

 

I used to have a Telecom CDMA phone which actually had firmware code added so that numbers would display differently on the dialling screen depending on if the number began with 0274 or not. If I tried dialling the above numbers with it, they would display as 0274 123 456 and 027 512 3456.

 

 

 

In saying that, Im guilty of a similar sin. As my phone number has 3 pairs of double digits in a row. So when verbally telling people my number, it is easier to say 0211 33 55 29. Instead of 021 133 5529. (not my real phone number of course). Also there are lots of Vodafone numbers that begin with 0211.






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On the above note people who display their phone number online as 0211335529. Quite hard to read when there are no spaces used as digit separators.


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DarthKermit:

 

On the above note people who display their phone number online as 0211335529. Quite hard to read when there are no spaces used as digit separators.

 

 

Or people who get some weird advice on international numbers.

 

The standard is +64211335529 but some people will write 00640211335529 (nope, other countries don't use 00 for international calls and you should drop the 0 for the area code), or +640211335529 (again, drop the zero folks).





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