Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 02:24:03 -0500
From: Bob Haas rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU
Subject: Re: Zero or "o"?
On Mon, 27 Nov 1995, Larry Horn wrote:
In sports scores, for instance, the
losing score is "nothing" (never "oh" and rarely "zero") if it's baseball or
football, "nil" if it's soccer, and "love" if it's tennis.
Let's not forget the ever popular "zip" as in "The Colts fall to the
Panthers--29, zip." Context does affect usage, as Larry notes. You'd
never hear zip in a phone number.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]hamlet.uncg.edu