I just heard a security person refer to Oh-day vulnerabilities. I've never heard that before. I know she was talking about Zero Day vulnerabilities, and I know that sometimes people will pronounce Zero as Oh, but I've never heard it said Oh-day in that context. Is that a thing? Am I the weird one?


@mike Lazy pronunciation is a pet peeve of mine.

I have a phone number in the 801 area code in the United States. You'll hear all the locals pronounce it as "Eight Oh One". I always pronounce it as "Eight Zero One".

Granted, I won't correct anyone on their pronunciation (except for my daughter).

I know English isn't unique in this regard, but that's no excuse. It's the pedant in me that wants digits pronounced as such, and alphabetic characters pronounced as such.

They're zero days.


@atoponce @mike what I have experienced lazy pronunciation is the trend. Even the grammar is more and more contracted.

As a foreigner I appreciate when people like you tries to speak the closest to English grammar.

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