Wednesday, October 26, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Telephone Numbers

Phil from Watford finished using the phone for long enough to compile his list of the Top Ten telephone numbers:-

  • 10 - 9
  • 9 - Childhood phone number
  • 8 - 0800 1111
  • 7 - Your own phone number
  • 6 - 321
  • 5 - 192
  • 4 - Taxi firms
  • 3 - 555-anything
  • 2 - 999, 911 and 112
  • 1 - 018118055

We are so sorry that we have resorted to talking about ten different numbers for show content, if you think you can come up with anything yourself then email topofthepods@gmail.com.


26 comments:

Phil Bowman said...

You're both very rude and I shall be unsubscribing from this show forthwith :-)

Phil (34) of Watford

PH said...

Good show. On the face of it, numbers shouldn't be as entertaining :-).
I posted my top 10 numbers on August 1st in the comments for:

Top Ten British Bands In Terms Of Success Or Influence

Not as entertaining a show as this :-).

michael's nervous said...

hey, that pocket inside the pocket of your jeans was, i think, originally for your pocket watch. don't quote me on it, but i'm pretty sure i heard that before...

sam smith said...

have you seen the levis advert my michel gontry? there you will find the true reason...

stephanie said...

i thought that the small pocket in jeans is for coins, so you (or the aforesaid cowboy) can just scoop out the coins with one finger, rather than having to dig all the way down to the bottom of the actual pocket - which is tricky if you are sitting on a horse at the time, or even sitting at your desk.

Anonymous said...

World's biggest employer is Indian Railways. What do you do for them?

andrew said...

Thought NHS was biggest employer... 123 for speaking clock, didn;t know that - check out speaking clock info at http://www.telephonesuk.co.uk/speaking_clock.htm the guy who does the voice also did the thunderbrds "5...4.." etc

Gordon said...

anon says :
World's biggest employer is Indian Railways. What do you do for them?

Yeah, you're right. Second biggest is the China Dams employer, or the Chinese Army.

Third biggest is the one Rob works for, the company andrew mentioned. There was a poster around campus about it.

As for the jean pocket debate, neither a phone, a pocket watch or anything else mentioned would fit inside mine. I thought it was for rolled-up banknotes, and that's what I use it for.

Top Of The Pods said...

Biggest in the UK, so I guess that rules out Indian Railways!

Phil we are sorry, please come back.

FIGURE THIS OUT FOLKS!
If a jeans pocket is for the pocket watch then which came first? It wouldn't have been called a pocket watch if there wasn't a pocket for it to go in. And they wouldn't have made a pocket watch pocket for jeans if a pocket watch didn't exist. Go figure.

Bazza said...

This show was better than I expected.

I always that that jean's pocket was just for loose change.

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Did you know that my telephone number really DOES start with 555 ?? Quite a lot of Leith numbers are 555.

I keep waiting for my number to feature in an American TV show or film, but it never has.... yet. I'll bet the day it does I'll get some halfwit dialling it and annoying the heck out of me.

Adam from Yarmouth said...

I really enjoyed that show. I heard somewhere that the BBC actually has a phone code reserved just for its TV shows ... ahh here it is. 01632 is the code used for British TV shows like the 555 in American ones.

digitaldion said...

I like the new look website! Very svelte indeed!

Great show! Always makes my day.

Top Of The Pods said...

Svelte? Thanks! Didn't think anyone would notice...

If you get any browser problems can you email over details including platform & browswer details plus a screenshot?

Need a safari and opera feedback if possible.

Cheers

Rob
TOTP

Gordon said...

# 10 – 9
# 9 – Childhood phone number
# 8 – 0800 1111
# 7 – Your own phone number
# 6 – 321
# 5 – 192
# 4 – Taxi firms
# 3 - 555-anything
# 2 – 999, 911 and 112
# 1 – 018118055

When the spoilers are shown something's not quite right...I'm running Firefox, by the way. Haven't tried it in IE.

Adrian Pegg said...

Boys - I did not produce Noel Edmonds!

True, I worked on House Party in some menial capacity 10 years ago but I was never Noel Edmonds' producer.

Adrian

JH said...

Love the new site! Is is skinny to fit nicely on a pocket PC? I will have to look at it while I am at work :)

Hwei Shan said...

Yup, loving the new site design too! Working fine in IE... One quibble though: is it meant to stick to the left like that? It'd be nice if it could be centralised... But maybe that's just me.

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Nice redesign ! Are you going to fill the right-hand third with something though ? It looks kind of lonely all empty like that... maybe widen the centre column to take up the space ?

Adrian Pegg said...

The number 999 was introduced as the UK's emergency number because the number 9 could be found on the dial in the dark or in smoke by using two fingers and feeling for the end stop.

Although the fact that I know that scares me a little!

PH said...

"Our motto is quantity, not quality"
I like that, I like that a lot.
Demonstrate further, by way of examples :-).

Phil Bowman said...

Alright, I'll forgive you.

Just found this in a list of sample questions for the new "Britishness" exam for new citizenship applications (Times Article):

Which TWO telephone numbers can be used to dial the emergency services? Choose from 112, 123, 555, 999

Not 321? (Sorry about that one :-)

PhilB

diane s said...

I know that one Phil, although I only got 8 in that quiz, oops! My friend in the US got 11...?

It's an emergency number that can be used throughtout Europe, so memorise it if you go to Tel Aviv, in Spain.... ;-) xx

diane s said...

re: pocket watches...the pocket watch came before the jeans pocket, cos men had it in their little waistcoat pocket, didn't they?
now this appears to be pretty definitive...
http://ask.yahoo.com/20051012.html

Nigel said...

0800 1111 is shorter than all the other numbers that start 0800. All of the others that I know of have 6 digits (0800 XXXXXX)

Anonymous said...

Small pocket is for loose change...Cheers, Owen