Telephone Number Damages

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Mon Apr 1 20:32:37 UTC 2002

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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