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    How long ago did the phones switch from 0171/0181 to 020 7 & 020 8?

    It must've been 15 years ago now. So why are so many Londoners too THICK to realise that their STD code is now 020 and NOT 0207 or 0208?

    Tell me I am not alone in finding it irritating to see white fans with numbers displayed as 0208 xxx xxxx instead of 020 8xxx xxxx.

    I know it's a small thing, but the point is that from London you can dial from a "020 7..." to a "020 8..." number without the proceeding "020", which means the 020 is the STD code, and NOT 0207 or 0208.

    This hasn't been sufficiently complex for the good people of the Southampton/Portsmouth area, or Northern Ireland, so why is it so incredibly difficult for the thick portion of Londoners to grasp?

    P.S. I'm quite surprised and disappointed to see that the official Palace site has given their phone number in the correct format: 020 8768 6000
    I was all set to use it to illustrate my point

    P.P.S. However Millwall have catered for their thick mongs with: 0207 232 1222
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      You mean I can't get though on GRAngewood 7370 any more? How am I going to phone the house where I lived when I was 6?
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      How long ago did the phones switch from 0171/0181 to 020 7 & 020 8?

      It must've been 15 years ago now. So why are so many Londoners too THICK to realise that their STD code is now 020 and NOT 0207 or 0208?

      Tell me I am not alone in finding it irritating to see white fans with numbers displayed as 0208 xxx xxxx instead of 020 8xxx xxxx.

      I know it's a small thing, but the point is that from London you can dial from a "020 7..." to a "020 8..." number without the proceeding "020", which means the 020 is the STD code, and NOT 0207 or 0208.

      This hasn't been sufficiently complex for the good people of the Southampton/Portsmouth area, or Northern Ireland, so why is it so incredibly difficult for the thick portion of Londoners to grasp?

      P.S. I'm quite surprised and disappointed to see that the official Palace site has given their phone number in the correct format: 020 8768 6000
      I was all set to use it to illustrate my point

      P.P.S. However Millwall have catered for their thick mongs with: 0207 232 1222
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      I dont understand why it matters either way. As a Londoner I have never given it a second thought regardless of how its printed, you'd get through to the right phone regardless.
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      Struggling to care about this one to be honest.
      It's a fair point to be honest. I started wondering about it's merits as a thread subject as soon as I started typing it out.

      Still, if it keeps one person away from one of RotR's tiresome threads then I suppose it is job done.
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      Calderon is the type of guy that if your daughter married, you would worry that she was not good enough for him.
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      How long ago did the phones switch from 0171/0181 to 020 7 & 020 8?

      It must've been 15 years ago now. So why are so many Londoners too THICK to realise that their STD code is now 020 and NOT 0207 or 0208?

      Tell me I am not alone in finding it irritating to see white fans with numbers displayed as 0208 xxx xxxx instead of 020 8xxx xxxx.

      I know it's a small thing, but the point is that from London you can dial from a "020 7..." to a "020 8..." number without the proceeding "020", which means the 020 is the STD code, and NOT 0207 or 0208.

      This hasn't been sufficiently complex for the good people of the Southampton/Portsmouth area, or Northern Ireland, so why is it so incredibly difficult for the thick portion of Londoners to grasp?

      P.S. I'm quite surprised and disappointed to see that the official Palace site has given their phone number in the correct format: 020 8768 6000
      I was all set to use it to illustrate my point

      P.P.S. However Millwall have catered for their thick mongs with: 0207 232 1222
      0207 signifies inner London while 0208 signifies the suburbs - if you back to the days of 01 for London you'll find most London numbers had 7 digits after 01 hence the reason most people give their number as 0208 xxx xxxx or 0207 xxx xxxx.
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      I thought it was 0207 or 0208
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      Are people taking stupidity pills on here today or something
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      I always give my work number as 0207 - never thought of it as anything else. I am sorry to disappoint you.
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      I dont understand why it matters either way. As a Londoner I have never given it a second thought regardless of how its printed, you'd get through to the right phone regardless.
      It doesn't matter, except that it is wrong.

      In the same way, if I refer to the decade of the 1980s as the "80's" or "1980's" that is wrong too. And the "could of" thing obviously bothers a lot of people too - a simple grammatical error which bothers people, despite the fact they are making themselves understood.
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      Calderon is the type of guy that if your daughter married, you would worry that she was not good enough for him.
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