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  #1014893 28-Mar-2014 22:03
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richms: Yeah, ever since that episode I read it back if I am taking a message for someone.


i do this out of habbit, too easy for me to confuse one number with another.




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  #1014972 29-Mar-2014 10:35
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With phone numbers it can depend on the number how to pronounce. The one rule for me is 02x first.... Not, for example zero, two double one xxx xxx....

A bit off topic but we used get people stating their address and leaving off the flat number all the time...

 
 
 
 




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  #1015001 29-Mar-2014 12:07
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Zero for sure. Normally written with a vertical line through to differentiate from the letter O (same with Z to avoid confusion with 2)

I always try to be clear. I think it comes from things like rock climbing where you always tell your climbing partner "take in" instead of "take in the slack" in case "slack" is the only word they hear - meaning they would do the opposite of what you were needing...! Clarity is a good goal.

I also get quite maddened when people say things like "A for apple, B for big" etc instead of "Alpha, Bravo" etc.





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Geektastic: As to whether it is 'oh'or 'zero'
it is zero. 'oh' is a letter not a number.

Tell that to James Bond, double zero seven!

Geektastic: I also get quite maddened when people say things like "A for apple, B for big" etc instead of "Alpha, Bravo" etc.

Do you mean Alfa? tongue-out Interestingly, the Royal Navy actually used Apples in their phonetic alphabet during WWI!

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My partner's number is annoying. I always have trouble conveying it to people so they get it first time, so some help with this would be rad.

His number is 021 102 1xxx

I'm a fan of 3-3-4 but for his number my brain wants to go '0211 021 xxx'. But this confuses the living daylights out of whomever is taking it down.




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Demeter: My partner's number is annoying. I always have trouble conveying it to people so they get it first time, so some help with this would be rad.

His number is 021 102 1xxx

I'm a fan of 3-3-4 but for his number my brain wants to go '0211 021 xxx'. But this confuses the living daylights out of whomever is taking it down.


Id be 021 10 21 xxx

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  #1016403 1-Apr-2014 10:20
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Do you say the alphabet o or do you say zero

Do you repeat the numbers our do you say double or triple

The answer is whichever works.




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  #1016406 1-Apr-2014 10:21
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Mine is o two x y zz ee hh

I don't use double. It confuses people.




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  #1016417 1-Apr-2014 10:41
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I usually say 'oh' for phone numbers and zero for everything else. In phone numbers, 'zero' sounds discordant to me somehow.




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