It’s now 11:00. And today is 11/11. So it seems only fitting that I should bring you some 11-related content.
- 11:11 My favorite time to see on a digital clock. Whenever John or I notice it, we always say “eleven eleven.” (I suppose unless we are in some sort of situation where that might be inappropriate. [Insert inappropriate situation here.] )
- I came across this little poem when I was little. (Before I was 11, even.) Each digit should be pronounced by name. (So for any “1” say “one.”)
11 was a racehorse
22 was 12
1111 race 1 day
- 11 is 3 in binary
- musical eleventh:
In music or music theory an eleventh is the note eleven scale degrees from the root of a chord and also the interval between the root and the eleventh.
- Apollo 11: landed on the moon in 1969. With people in it.
- The movie “Ocean’s Eleven” (1960) and the (2001) remake.
- The Armistice ending WWI went into effect on the 11th day of the 11th month. At the 11th hour, no less.
- The eleventh hour: the last minute before a deadline. As in “I’m usually scrambling to get my work done up to the eleventh hour.”
- The eleven o-clock news: a common time, and label, for late-night TV news.
- Elevenses. A light, late-morning snack traditional in the UK. Now seen as a bit old-fashioned. (As if snacking could ever go out of style.)
- “These go up to 11.” Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap is proud of his amplifiers, whose volume control dials have numbers that go all the way up to 11. Not 10 like other amps. So it must be better. And this list goes up to 11, too, you know. Lists that go up to 11 are better than lists that only go up to 10.