Results for - Your Numbers (and a Letter)

2,401 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you pronounce the number represening an absence of anything, 0, as "zero" or "oh"?

Zero
55%
1,320 votes
Sometimes one, sometimes the other
32%
764 votes
Oh
5%
124 votes
Undecided
8%
192 votes

2. When you print the numeral for "seven" by hand, do you put a horizontal line through the number's diagonal line, often done in order to distinguish it from the numeral for "one"?

I draw the horizontal line
19%
449 votes
Sometimes I print the horizonal line, but at other times I don't.
17%
398 votes
I don't draw the horizontal line.
53%
1,273 votes
I don't print numbers by hand.
2%
48 votes
Undecided
10%
232 votes

3. When you pronounce a number of four digits, do you say "thousand" within your pronunciation, or do you say something like "eleven hundred forty-nine"?

I always say however many thousands and whatever else
28%
669 votes
Sometimes one, sometimes the other
47%
1,124 votes
I always say however many hunders and whatever else.
9%
223 votes
I don't pronounce numbers aloud.
4%
89 votes
Undecided
12%
295 votes

4. As an extension of the previous question, I believe I've heard BBC World Service radio announcers speak of thousands of millions when referencing numbers in the billions. Have you ever done likewise?

I've spoken of "thousands of millions" at least once.
7%
173 votes
Sometimes I've said "thousands of millions," but at other times I've spoken of "billions."
12%
286 votes
I've never uttered "thousands of millions."
53%
1,283 votes
I don't pronounce numbers aloud.
6%
138 votes
Undecied
22%
520 votes

5. When you speak of the last letter of Latin alphabet, do you say it as "zee" or "zed"?

Zee
41%
994 votes
Sometimes one, sometimes the other
11%
253 votes
Zed
21%
508 votes
I don't pronounce individual letters aloud.
10%
236 votes
Undecided
17%
409 votes
12/12/2019 Trivia 2401 44 By: jlrake

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