Zero?

cropped image of a pink calculator

So how would you say the number 0? Well, in British English we might use ‘nought’ (sounds like ‘nort’) or ‘oh’. In American English you’ll probably hear ‘zero’ more. However, we Brits do use ‘zero’ in countdowns and in measurements of temperature!

In tennis we use the word ‘love’. In football we use ‘nil’.

Is there anything I’ve missed?

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Written by Christine Burgmer

14. August 2014