Gimme a Zero! *
Why do we keep substituting letters for numbers?
Why is Highway 101 called Highway “One O (as in the letter ‘O’) One”? Shouldn’t it be One Zero One? What about area codes:
4 zero 8 / 7 zero 7.
Should we start a new movement called SAIL (Society for Accuracy in Language)?
It’ll sound weird for about five years, but we’ll get used to it:
“Hey, Bob, how do I get to your place?”
“Come down Highway 1 Zero 1. If you get lost call me at
7 Zero 7-1212, or my cell, 65 Zero – 1212.
Another benefit of joining SAIL is it’ll take our minds off other trivial problems like global warming, ISIS, domestic terrorism, politics, etc.
* You are thinking, maybe, just maybe: Rick has too much time on his hands in retirement.