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  • Is this really a regional variation? I thought that it was common practice in all parts of Germany to use 'zwo' rather than 'zwei' when quoting phone numbers, to avoid any potential confusion with the digit 'drei'.

    January 21, 2010

  • German dialect for zwei (two) heard by me just SW of Heidelberg in the early 1980's. After a long day marching through the countryside observing celery fields and potato crops complete with dried-applehead-doll cherry-cheeked women tending an ancient potato harvester, and watching tweed-clad hunters with Dachshunds under their free arms stalking rabbits, pheasants and weasels, a bus ride back into town cost zwo Deutschmark.

    January 21, 2010