24 Below: A good use for ‘number’ and weather-numbing TV

John Harrigan’s View from Above the Notches: It came in a column I did for InDepthNH.org, “Iowa, Schmiowa,” in which I wrote that I was “number than a two-by-four about presidential politics.” The problem with that phrase is that “number,” as in “He’s number than a fencepost,” looks and reads just like “I tried to get her telephone number and she smacked me number than a dead cod.