Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 16:42:18 EST

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: Re: Zero or "o"?

I do use, and have heard, initial "oh" for the digit zero. When I'm

reading ISBN numbers out loud (something my job has me do regularly,

because it's the fastest way to get book prices from publishers),

I'll say (for example) "oh one three..." rather than "zero one three."

When I lived in Connecticut, I gave my zip code as "oh six five two oh,"

and the children's program Zoom gave theirs as "oh two one three five,"

rather than "zero two one three five" (they also gave their post office

box as "three five oh," which is consistent with Bruce's observation).

Vicki Rosenzweig

vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

New York, NY