The number is pretty simple: 20500
Sure, you would think there should be a comma there, as in 20,500, but it’s a street address and not a counting number.
Still pretty simple, right?
The complexity comes in, however, in how you want to describe that number to other people, namely people who might be trying to find the address, and the person I’m thinking of seems to have a hard time understanding why people can’t locate her address sometimes. I found it odd, also, until I heard her describe the address as “twenty five hundred.” Sure, there’s a twenty at the beginning of the address, and it ends in five hundred, but in my head, and in what it seems the heads of most of the people she directs to her office, they all consider her “twenty five hundred” as 2500 on the address range thereby falling short of finding the address by lots and lots of block. The thing is that it’s not the first time I’ve heard someone reference this particular address as “twenty five hundred,” and have a misdirection because of it, but I’m wondering where that comes from, as in my head the address is orated “two zero five zero zero,” or in lazier form, “two oh five oh oh.”
It makes me wonder what the rest of you might call it, so my plight is this: Would you describe an address of 20500 as “twenty five hundred” or “two zero five zero zero?”
That’s it for this plight! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!