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Ever wonder why the 30-06 is called the ought six? I have a clue, my dad was born in 1916 and he often refered to single digit numbers as "ought something". I believe it was taught in school to put a 0 or "ought" in front of a single digit number to make it clear that it is supposed to be a single digit and not that you forgot the second digit. We do the same thing when filling out computer dates now. Any one have another explainaton please share it as I would be very interested.
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Well, I oughta know this . . . but
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Actually, it's AUGHT, and it's simply another term for zero.

You can say, "one nine zero three", "nineteen oh three", or "nineteen aught three". All means the same.
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You may recall that Jethro, on The Beverly Hillbillies, wanted to be a DOUBLE NAUGHT SPY. "Naught" also means "zero".
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The letter "O" and the numeral "0" are not the same. Few people seem to know, and even fewer care. "Thirty oh six" is wrong!

Now, whar's maw 45 Long Colt???
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Not real sure but I do have a few double aught buck shot for my 12 gauge.
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Ought, aught and aught. "Ought" is a verb- you ought to know that; Aught is a pronoun, meaning all or everything - "Know you aught of this young fellow?" and as a noun, meaning zero.
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Want to read a good book? The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero is the sort of thing I really like. Zero as a concept seems like something that anyone would come up with, but it was not so easy.

Aught - use google now that Alpo has spelled it for you.
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Sorry to all for the confusion on the sound alike words. When I went to collage, long, long days ago, there were only two majors, numbers and letters and I failed both.
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If naught means zero, then double naught also means zero. :-)

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Said zero in front of a British cousin
she glared and said zed
What?
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I had no clue...
25 years earlier I had said something about a fanny pack
she burst out laughing
her mother was horrified :-)
Engrish is a weird language!
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Ever wonder why the 30-06 is called the ought six? I have a clue, my dad was born in 1916 and he often refered to single digit numbers as "ought something". I believe it was taught in school to put a 0 or "ought" in front of a single digit number to make it clear that it is supposed to be a single digit and not that you forgot the second digit. We do the same thing when filling out computer dates now. Any one have another explainaton please share it as I would be very interested.
Because calling it U.S. Rifle Cartridge Caliber 30 1906 Version is not cool.
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Sorry to all for the confusion on the sound alike words. When I went to collage, long, long days ago, there were only two majors, numbers and letters and I failed both.
The only foreign language I took in school was English. Spent most of my summers in summer school retaking it. Still didn't do much good.
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Want to read a good book? The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero is the sort of thing I really like. Zero as a concept seems like something that anyone would come up with, but it was not so easy.

Aught - use google now that Alpo has spelled it for you.
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My favorite ought is double ought, 9 of them.
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Said zero in front of a British cousin
she glared and said zed
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I had no clue...
25 years earlier I had said something about a fanny pack
she burst out laughing
her mother was horrified :-)
Engrish is a weird language!
I was unaware that the Brits called zero ZED.

In the alphabet they have no letter ZEE.

Our alphabet ends EX, WHY, ZEE. Theirs ends EX, WHY, ZED.
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25 years earlier I had said something about a fanny pack
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Never knew you were being pornographic did you? I worked with an lady who had immigrated from England, Whales actually. She told me about how they used to laugh at Americans that said fanny pack. Then she told me what it meant. I say belt pouch now.

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I was unaware that the Brits called zero ZED.
Me too. I know they use zed instead of z when speaking of the letter. My Scottish grandmother always said naught for zero. Meh, I'm sure we could find hundreds of slang ways of saying things.
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I think the official German term for the basic Luger is Pistole 08, pronounced as "nool oct." Nool is probably null in English. ??

So, there's another variant for... nothing...

Holster maker Ken Null may object.
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You may recall that Jethro, on The Beverly Hillbillies, wanted to be a DOUBLE NAUGHT SPY. "Naught" also means "zero".
Them double naught spies, like 007, were the most exciting kind because they were 'licensed to kill'.

Jethro had uncanny abilities in 'ciphering', too. "Naught from naught leaves naught" because he graduated 6th grade.

Jed: "Weeeell doggies, listen to that boy cipher!"

I was also used to tell dates. "Well, in 19 aught 6 the barn burned down."
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Them double naught spies, like 007, were the most exciting kind because they were 'licensed to kill'.

Jethro had uncanny abilities in 'ciphering', too. "Naught from naught leaves naught" because he graduated 6th grade.

Jed: "Weeeell doggies, listen to that boy cipher!"

I was also used to tell dates. "Well, in 19 aught 6 the barn burned down."
Not to be overly pedantic, but there is a difference between "doggie" and "dogie", too. Ol' Uncle Jed was referring to the latter.

Or was it the "ladder"??? This he-yar larin' stuff is hard...
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Them double naught spies, like 007, were the most exciting kind because they were 'licensed to kill'.

Jethro had uncanny abilities in 'ciphering', too. "Naught from naught leaves naught" because he graduated 6th grade.

Jed: "Weeeell doggies, listen to that boy cipher!"

I was also used to tell dates. "Well, in 19 aught 6 the barn burned down."
Don't forgt Jethro's proficiency in gozintas
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Them double naught spies, like 007, were the most exciting kind because they were 'licensed to kill'.

Jethro had uncanny abilities in 'ciphering', too. "Naught from naught leaves naught" because he graduated 6th grade.

Jed: "Weeeell doggies, listen to that boy cipher!"

I was also used to tell dates. "Well, in 19 aught 6 the barn burned down."
Jethro was skilled at the GAZINTA'S as well. FOR an explanation about naughts, I can't without rekindling the Civil war, or "war of Northern aggression" to ya'll.

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Jethro was skilled at the GAZINTA'S as well.
Donít forget GAZOUTAíS. I think thatís a navel term......
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I know both what a doggie is (small canine) and what a dogie is (motherless calf).

Kinda curious, though, about how a hillbilly from up in the Ozarks, whose only livestock is pig and chickens, would know about baby cows.
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Jethro was skilled at the GAZINTA'S as well. FOR an explanation about naughts, I can't without rekindling the Civil war, or "war of Northern aggression" to ya'll.
AKA "The War O'Southern Treason".
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Not to be overly pedantic, but there is a difference between "doggie" and "dogie", too. Ol' Uncle Jed was referring to the latter.

Or was it the "ladder"??? This he-yar larin' stuff is hard...
"Well, dawgie" but it could just as well have been dogie. A dogie's something that you keep rolling along.

We did a western skit were the cowboys were being held at gunpoint by a cow and the line was: "Well, that's the first time a dogie ever got the drop on ME!" The cow costume was pretty good, replete with udder.
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Our company purchased some land from the U.S. Navy, called, appropriately enough, the 'Naval Property'. The secretary wrote out an entire proposal and depending too much on 'spell checker', referred to the 'Navel Property' throughout the document.
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