Double Oh Seven…..
There are a lot of things that are different here in India. Most of them are pretty easy to adapt to. Some of them are causing me to stumble – not trip and fall – just stumble a tad.
Telephone numbers here are written differently. Not a big deal. But the way you say them makes me pause everytime. Talk about slowing down my ears.
How would you say that number?
If you are American, you would probably say
Nine – Seven – Four – Four – Four – Zero – Eight – Seven – Seven
If you are in India, you would say
Nine – Seven – One – Triple Four – Zero – Eight – Double Seven
If you have been here a while and stayed with your Hindi lessons, you would say
Nau – Sat – Triple Car – Sunya – Ath – Double Sat
Be careful before you going around impressing all the ladies with your Hindi skills – the words aren’t pronounced like they are spelled – another stumbling block – for example, ath is “ought” – at least I think it is. AUGH.
Now, I know why James Bond is Double Oh Seven – it sounds a little better than Zero-Zero-Seven.