Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 09:53:54 -0600 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" Subject: Zero or "o"? After a much-needed mini-vacation visiting friends and relatives in Baltimore, I'm back with the following question: does anyone have any informal observations about the use of "zero" vs. "o" in reading series of numbers? I think, from casual observation, that in more common series, i.e. area codes, etc., "o" is more likely. E.g., "seven-o-eight" for 708, even among speakers who use "zero" in less familiar number patterns, like phone numbers. Does this seem fitting to you (y'all)? Kate ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ; ;koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ... u55354[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ; ;::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; ;University of Illinois at Chicago ... Language Laboratory ; ;703 South Morgan Street (M/C 042) ... Grant Hall, Room 311 ; ;Chicago, IL 60607-7025 ; ;312.996.8838 or 8836 ... 312.996.5501 FAX ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;