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Royce
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 5:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anybody know why this is?
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 5:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I have a thought: in our architecture office we use all sorts of letters to designate different parts of master plans that we draw, and then reference those letters in a key with more information. The only letter we don't use is an 'I.' I think that it is because it is just basically too associated with a number '1' or Roman Numeral.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 6:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I is confused with 1. O is confused with zero. There's also no O section in the newspaper.

(I hate sans-serif.)

(Message edited by Jimaz on May 01, 2007)
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Quozl
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 6:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why ask here Royce? Why don't you call them and find out?
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 6:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah, we don't use the letter 'o' either...
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Aiw
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Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Because there is no "I" in team.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 9:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Charlotte's right: I and O sections are not used because of possible confusion with the numbers 1 and 0.

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