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  Reply # 1764284 14-Apr-2017 12:44
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cadman:

People that elicit advice then do their very best to not take it.


What gives that impression? Looks like there hasn't been an update yet.

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  Reply # 1764285 14-Apr-2017 12:51
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Geektastic: People who persist in verbalising their phone numbers incorrectly.

I don't understand. Do they say 'oh' instead of 'zero'? Is that incorrect?

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  Reply # 1764303 14-Apr-2017 13:39
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Geektastic: People who persist in verbalising their phone numbers incorrectly.

I don't understand. Do they say 'oh' instead of 'zero'? Is that incorrect?


Phone number 027 123 4567

Pronounced as 0271 23 4567

For example.





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  Reply # 1764408 14-Apr-2017 15:29
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Nespresso.


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  Reply # 1764418 14-Apr-2017 15:52
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Geektastic: People who persist in verbalising their phone numbers incorrectly.

I don't understand. Do they say 'oh' instead of 'zero'? Is that incorrect?

 

For me its when people do double or hundred in numbers

 

For example oh two one one hundred seven one blah blah

 

is it 02110071.... or 0211071.... ? Who the hell knows? Depends on them leaving a gap between the hundred and 7 to know they are 2 seperate things or not





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  Reply # 1764419 14-Apr-2017 15:58
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gzt:
Geektastic: People who persist in verbalising their phone numbers incorrectly.

I don't understand. Do they say 'oh' instead of 'zero'? Is that incorrect?

 

For me its when people do double or hundred in numbers

 

For example oh two one one hundred seven one blah blah

 

is it 02110071.... or 0211071.... ? Who the hell knows? Depends on them leaving a gap between the hundred and 7 to know they are 2 seperate things or not

 

 

 

 

That annoys me too, as it is confusing. I am guessing it is more older generation people who do this, as my parents do it, and it was quite common with old landline numbers, to say double 7 etc in the number. However these days with longer numbers, people usually say the number for each digit.


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  Reply # 1764448 14-Apr-2017 16:31
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I think that's about remembering long strings of numbers.

Some people use different strategies to "chunk" the numbers?

My kids (5&8 years old) both say 021 xxx 6dubble725 for my number (the only one they know by heart)

With my ex VF 10 digit number being so long, whose to say the 'right' way to say it is different? As long as th y can remember it and share with a cop/responsible adult how to reach me, it's all good right?

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  Reply # 1764453 14-Apr-2017 16:52
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PhantomNVD: I think that's about remembering long strings of numbers.

Some people use different strategies to "chunk" the numbers?

My kids (5&8 years old) both say 021 xxx 6dubble725 for my number (the only one they know by heart)

With my ex VF 10 digit number being so long, whose to say the 'right' way to say it is different? As long as th y can remember it and share with a cop/responsible adult how to reach me, it's all good right?

 

 

 

If you look at the way that modern address books break the numbers up, which seems to follow the same system regardless of the app, it's clear that someone somewhere has decided that there is a correct way!






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  Reply # 1764485 14-Apr-2017 18:38
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Looks I am one of those horrible people that incorrectly verbalises my phone number.

 

When I first got my phone the number was 025 123 456.

 

Telecom then changed the 025 prefix to 0274, so as far as I am concerned my number is 0274 123 456.

 

I get totally confused when people read it back as 027 4123 456 or 027 412 3456.


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  Reply # 1764501 14-Apr-2017 19:38
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Not quite as I recall; when people were moved to the new network, your number was set up to be the same as the old system but with the new prefix of 027. As part of the migration, numbers that were only six digits long on the old network had a 4 added to the beginning of your number so it became 7 digit number to work with their new policy/systems. This did create (for whatever reason) a little confusion for some people and that's when you started hearing/seeing some people phrasing their number as 0274 123 456 instead of 027 412 3456, both verbally and in business cards etc.

Hope this makes sense!




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  Reply # 1764508 14-Apr-2017 20:01
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My iPhone address book separates the country code always, it then shows mobile numbers as either one chunk, a 3series then 4series, or even 3,3,3,1(?) I only ever enter them in without spacing, so I don't believe that a 'modern address book' has any real system to it, as all is sees (even on the ones that somehow have brackets on the network ID set) is a single long set of numbers that you ring to get the other party, anywhere in the world.

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  Reply # 1764510 14-Apr-2017 20:13
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Geektastic:
gzt:
Geektastic: People who persist in verbalising their phone numbers incorrectly.

I don't understand. Do they say 'oh' instead of 'zero'? Is that incorrect?


Phone number 027 123 4567

Pronounced as 0271 23 4567

For example.

 

My old boss used to quote that as "02712 34567" which always messed with my brain. I naturally expect chunks of three or four numbers, not five.

 

As for today's annoyance, I was trying to find out whether Pizza Hut was open today. The site only had generic hours and no specific Easter hours. I tried to check Twitter only to find that it's set to private (why?). I then tried to place an order online, only to be told that there is no store in my town (there is!).


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  Reply # 1764511 14-Apr-2017 20:18
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Geektastic:

 

but on the same subject, iTunes. It is an unholy mess that needs a complete redesign now.

 

 

I agree.  iTunes used to be ok, but it became very confusing the more they 'improved it'.

 

Same with the ios music app, that used to be OK too, now it is way worse. 

 

I like to listen to podcasts on roadtrips.  Generally science podcasts, ted talks, and npr money (cooler than it sounds). 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1764518 14-Apr-2017 20:40
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The anti-vaccination conspiracy brigade.





Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)


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  Reply # 1764532 14-Apr-2017 21:08
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I would just add to that all the flakes and idiots who for some unfathomable reason think the latest proclamation from some self-appointed 'psychic' somehow carries more weight than years of meticulous and painstaking scientific research. I absolutely do not understand the appeal of magical thinking. I can only assume it comes from low IQs and other genetic inadequacies.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


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