Thursday, February 9, 2012

Zero is a number too

But, it is not the number two. However, homophones in English is a different topic (visit this website too to learn about to, two, and too).

Zero is considered a natural number, but we sometimes don't naturally think of it.

This was my case in a previous post, in which I called a fortune self-defeating.

That fortune was actually self-fulfilling.

Since zero is a number, it can also be a sum. The fortune predicted that I would inherit an unexpected sum of money within the year. Until I pulled that little slip of paper out of the cookie, I had not expected any inheritance. Once I had read it, I began to expect one. It never came. In other words, I did indeed inherit an unexpected sum of money!