You know all those companies that have phone numbers that spell things, along the lines of 1-800-DIAL THIS (which I know has one too many digits, thank you very much)? Have you ever wondered if your own phone number spelled something?
You can figure this out on your own, of course, by simply writing down your phone number with the three-letters that correspond to it written over each number, then look for familiar words or word-letter combinations in the mix. OR, if puzzles of that sort aren’t your cup of tea, you can visit phonespell.org, which will do all the letter permutations for you and tell you whether or not your number spells something unique.
I once had a friend whose number (without the area code) spelled PLACEBO. I know someone else whose current digits are BIG THUG.
My own number contains too many 1’s and 0’s (numbers with no corresponding letters) to generate anything fun. Not even THIS 1 IS A 0, which I suppose would actually be a pretty insulting number to have…
I hope some of you out there have some doozies rather than duds. If so, unravel their mysteries for us here! (Without giving us the area code, you’re unlikely to get any crank calls from readers.)