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Nought , Zero or Oh ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blonked, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. adam cool dude


    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 7,949

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    Oh, Double oh, and treble zero. Not sure why but treble zero rolls off the tongue better I think. There are instances where I use zero though like the egg one above.

    I guess double oh has ingrained in everyones brain due to bond otherwise I would more than likely use double zero.
  2. Werewolf


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 28,140

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    If in person I'll tend to do it as Oh, but on the phone or in a noisy environment I'll go with zero as it's clearer.
  3. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,734

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Noughts and crosses game - noughts and crosses

    Bar-X fruit machine - again noughts and crosses machine or "OXO"

    OXO - ocks so :p

    Child line - oh eight hundred, double one, double one

    Binary - zero's and one's
  4. Em3bbs


    Joined: Dec 26, 2011

    Posts: 4,927

    Location: City of London

  5. Jean-F

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2017

    Posts: 1,772

    Location: London

    How? Like blank seven nine blank one, one blank one blank one blank, hope they’re good at puzzles!

    und auch ein bisschen deutsch fällt mir auf !
  6. Ree

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 22, 2016

    Posts: 1,818

    nought? i don't think i've ever heard that in a phone number in my life.
  7. RoyMi6


    Joined: Mar 9, 2010

    Posts: 2,647

    Ha, that's what I'd say as well :)
  8. Souness

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 20, 2007

    Posts: 1,645

    "oh" if it's at the start of the number, "zero" if it's anywhere else
  9. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,134

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Mixture of 0 and Zero depending on the quality of the phone call.
  10. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 46,003

    “Oh” is a letter and bad habit to get into. Fine if a telephone number where it is clear you actually mean a digit but elsewhere you’re potentially going to cause mistakes.
  11. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,743

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Exactly this
  12. TrannyBill


    Joined: Aug 31, 2017

    Posts: 75

    Zero mainly
    O rarely
    Nought almost never
    Naught more often
  13. Junglist


    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 4,711

    Location: Bristol

    I try to say Zero as O/Oh is a letter. I get annoyed at myself when if I'm saying out someones number I say Zero and Oh in the same breath.
  14. Abraxaz1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 7, 2009

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    Location: Carmarthenshire

    Zero, too many years using dodgy radios
  15. ultralaser


    Joined: Sep 7, 2014

    Posts: 986

    I'm using it currently to describe the point of this thread.
  16. MrWhippy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 15, 2005

    Posts: 1,456

    I say nil
  17. Van_Dammesque

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 4, 2004

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    Location: NE England

    zero eight, double oh, five zero etc...
    Very rarely have I used nought.
  18. Van_Dammesque

    Wise Guy

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    Location: NE England

    As in football, good call!
  19. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 26,295

    Location: Bees.


  20. FoxEye


    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 22,695

    Location: Cornwall

    I'm far too thick to speak another language. Although I'd love to.

    The trouble is.... everyone speaks English already :p