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7:34am on Tuesday, 29th July, 2014:



I was on the phone yesterday trying (unsuccessfully) to arrange some insurance for my younger daughter to drive our car for a week. During the conversation, the woman I was talking to wanted the car's registration number. After I gave it, she read it back to make sure she'd heard it right. She hadn't. Here's what happened next.

Me: OK, there are two mistakes there. First, it's not one two, it's one four: fourteen.
Her: Fourteen.
Me. Also, it doesn't start with a B it starts with an E.
Her: With a what?
Me: E for elephant.
Her: What for elephant?
Me: E.
Her: Echo.

I just don't get that "What for elephant?" line...

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