Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ten Things Tuesday- Zero Words

We say zero in different ways.
So, since we are at Z in the A-Z blogging challenge and it is a Tuesday I am going to list ten different ways of saying or using zero.

1. O
     I don't know if this is because the number 0 looks like an O or because O is the last letter in the word zero and it is a short way of saying it.
It's a quandary.

2. Zilch

3. Nada

4. Blast-off!
     When you count down to zero, you never just say zero. You just don't.  After one, comes blast-off.

5. Mute
     When you turn the sound down so far you can't hear it, the TV says mute.

6. Operator
     Remember when you could dial 0 and ask the time? They weren't fond of small children that did that repeatedly.

7. Time
     Military time is set on the 24 hour clock. O 8 hundred is 8:00 am . Zero Dark Thirty means really early in the morning.

8. None

9. Months or weeks
     Ever notice how you stay one year until your next birthday, but babies are never 0. They are hours, days, weeks, or months old. Unless you are filing taxes and than they can be 0.

10. Witching hour
     Apparently someone decided midnight or 0 hour was the time when the witches, demons, and ghosts come out to play. No one told my ghost that. She comes out to play whenever she feels like it.

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Hahaha, I was one of the small children who called to ask for the time. I think there was another number for the weather. Did that one too.

    Congrats and great job with the challenge, Ruth. Your posts were fun.


    1. Robyn, I remember one time a friend and I called again and again. Finally, the operator told us to quit calling.
      Thanks, Robyn.

  2. It's funny how a lot of people say zero as O(h).

    1. I know. It's a little unusual when people actually say zero anymore.

  3. haha i love your ending---congrats ruth!!!!

  4. And the beauty of it is that we have ZERO posts to write tomorrow. Congrats on finishing!

    1. It feels good, doesn't it Al? Congrats to you too!

  5. Blast off - you are such a hoot!

  6. What a great way to end this Challenge, Ruth. I've so enjoyed our banterings here in our comment sections.
    You, Al and Bushman have been the source of great energy, encouragement and fun - to which I truly say a heartfelt thank you.

    Hugs and Hearts,

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