Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 02:24:03 -0500 From: Bob Haas 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. Bob Haas University of North Carolina at Greensboro rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]