Telephone Number Damages
garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Mon Apr 1 20:41:27 UTC 2002
Yes, this (U.S.) usage obviously pre-dates the new mandatory 10-digit dialing.
Alice Faber wrote:
> On Monday, April 1, 2002, at 01:38 PM, Gareth Branwyn wrote:
> > I've heard of "telephone number salaries," but never this. The sci-fi
> > author John Shirley sent telephone number salary to Jargon Watch about
> > five years ago when he was selling a lot of scripts to Hollywood (The
> > Crow, VR5). He said he'd heard it frequently used there. He also sent me
> > "spam," a term used in horror films for the cheap extras who are there
> > simply to be eaten by the monster. I love that!
> > One might assume that there are a number of these "telephone number X"
> > forms for anything with a seven-digit figure.
> Don't British telephone numbers have more digits than American numbers?
> Lynne? Somebody? (And that isn't even taking the exchange rate into
> Alice Faber
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