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Old 12-04-2009, 01:43 PM   #35
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When someone asks my boss for a phone number he says - 555- fifty eight thirty seven. That is not a phone number. A phone number is 555- five eight three seven.
Every time he says it I just want to reach over to my mug of pens and stuff, slowly pull out the scissors, and stab him with them.
why isnt that a phone number?
My brain doesn't 'see' it as such when it's said like that. Phone touch pads do not have fifty eight on them. They have 5 and 8. Phone numbers are written as 555-5837 not 555-58-37. So my brain doesn't process it when someone says it like it's a date instead of individual numbers. Totally unimportant but it bugs the living h*ll out of me.
When 9-11 first came on line, parents were all teaching their children and most PSA's called it Nine Eleven. After a while it came to attention of somebody that children couldn't find the 11on the telephone keypad so it became known as 9-1-1.
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