Numeric Abbreviations

Tue Feb 28 20:01:33 EST 1995

I wonder about the origin of the abominable "Nine-r." Why niner, not oner or
twoer, etc?  Or nine-iest, or nine-ing?  Maybe we should add a superfluous
syllable to all numbers? In my experience, niner confuses foreign hams almost
100% of the time. It belongs only in old movies along with "roger willco."
           Jeff   K Zero-iest OD      jfsinger at

>From W0CP <wstinson at>  Wed Mar  1 01:21:17 1995
From: W0CP <wstinson at> (W0CP)
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 18:21:17 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contest and DX music, addendum
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9502281841.A18704-0100000 at>

On Tue, 28 Feb 1995, Robert Fabry wrote:

> The name of the CD is "Seek You" and the name of the group that does it
> is "The Ham Band." > > -Bob Fabry > fabry at >

This CD is incredible.  I am amazed at the quality of the music and

  73,     Walt - W0CP
  <wstinson at>

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