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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike $ View Post
    Pedantic can be a very didactic thing to say to another person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sheehan View Post
    ...and the group of folks gathered here is quite... eclectic.
    Nought all.
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    Definitely, the correct nomenclature is “Style 0” (that is the numeral 0, not the letter O) and it was historically pronounced “oh” or “zero” at the whim of the pronunciator. For verification of this, I present a 1941 Martin catalog which clearly shows the 0s in various model names to be the numeral rather than the letter O, including the Style 0 ukulele!

    https://acousticmusic.org/wp-content...41-Catalog.pdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike $ View Post
    Pedantic can be a very didactic thing to say to another person.
    Now You made me look up " didactic " .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScooterD35 View Post
    Definitely, the correct nomenclature is “Style 0” (that is the numeral 0, not the letter O) and it was historically pronounced “oh” or “zero” at the whim of the pronunciator. For verification of this, I present a 1941 Martin catalog which clearly shows the 0s in various model names to be the numeral rather than the letter O, including the Style 0 ukulele!

    https://acousticmusic.org/wp-content...41-Catalog.pdf


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    Very cool! Nice prices too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScooterD35 View Post
    Definitely, the correct nomenclature is “Style 0” (that is the numeral 0, not the letter O) and it was historically pronounced “oh” or “zero” at the whim of the pronunciator. For verification of this, I present a 1941 Martin catalog which clearly shows the 0s in various model names to be the numeral rather than the letter O, including the Style 0 ukulele!

    https://acousticmusic.org/wp-content...41-Catalog.pdf


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    Thanks for sharing that!

    Ok, so a $10 style 0, converting 1941 dollars to 2021 dollars using an online inflation calculator would be... about $178. I would gladly pay $178 for a Martin style 0 made in Nazaret, PA. In fact, I'd buy several!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluze View Post
    Thanks for sharing that!

    Ok, so a $10 style 0, converting 1941 dollars to 2021 dollars using an online inflation calculator would be... about $178. I would gladly pay $178 for a Martin style 0 made in Nazaret, PA. In fact, I'd buy several!
    Me too, but I think you're forgetting ukeflation.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukulele Pete View Post
    Now You made me look up " didactic " .
    Nonsense!

    Pedants get a bad rap, but I used to work in Aerospace. Trust me you REALLY want to know that pedants worked on that 787 you're riding . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Me too, but I think you're forgetting ukeflation.

    “Ukeflation”

    I love that! A new word for my lexicon of amusement!


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    I once tried looking at the 0/O to see if it was a zero or an "O". I want to say I saw some with a "O", but that was probably the OXK. Or maybe that was a zero too.

    It's fine to say Oh, as that's just common quirk of English , but if you're writing it, a zero is the way to go.
    Glenn

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