[Talk-GB] Pronouncing numbers of UK roads

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Fri Mar 5 17:17:28 GMT 2010


On 05/03/10 16:54, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
>> ['oh' versus 'zero']
>> I agree that it's kind of wrong, but it is what is generally used in
>> road numbers, probably because it saves a syllable.
>
> And because it can't be mistaken for 'seven'.
>
> A few local ones:
> A3400 =>  A three four-hundred

I would probably say thirty four hundred for that.

> A6003 =>  A six double-oh three
> A4095 =>  A four oh nine five

Forty ninety five.

> B4009 =>  B four double-oh nine
> B4100 =>  B four one-hundred

Forty one hundred.

> B4437 =>  B four four three seven
> B480 =>  B four eighty
> B4455 =>  "the Fosse"

Clearly you've mistaken it for the A429 then ;-)

Tom

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