[Talk-GB] Pronouncing numbers of UK roads
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 Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
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