Friday, February 20, 2009

Phone Numbers

There is a comedian who does a whole routine about phone numbers and how there is a correct way to say them. It might be Kevin James, but I'm not 100% sure and I don't feel like Googling it now (as I'm still at work at um, 7:55pm on a Friday night). At any rate, there is a correct cadence for saying a phone number. It is ALWAYS 888 (pause) 777 (pause) 87 (short pause) 87.

Today I spoke with a gentleman from (on the phone) and when I asked him for the hotel phone number, he said:

5430 (pause) 688 (pause) 000

He must repeat dozens of phone numbers all day. Does he always say it like that? I'd make a statement about learning how to say phone numbers correctly, but I'm going to assume that his call center is not in the US and I'll leave it at that.

Ed. Note: It is Kevin James with the bit about phone number rhythm. Here's the clip.

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