Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 11:56:22 +0100 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: Re: Zero or "o"? I did a call-in show recently and a caller wanted me to confirm his belief that "o" was an error and that only "zero" was correct. He was angry when I wouldn't back him up--I did try to let him down gently, but it was no use: he was convinced that "o" was the upstart innovation in need of quashing. Dennis -- Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of English office: 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street home: 217-384-1683 Urbana, Illinois 61801