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Re: Blow a zero

Posted by Bob on January 01, 2006

In Reply to: Blow a zero Posted by Sathyaish Chakravarthy on January 01, 2006

: What does it mean to "blow a zero"?

: ref: http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?off.9.280721.0

In the context of the reference you provided:

I got the breathilizer (first time ever).

Cop: "Have you had any drinks?"
Me: "Nope"
Cop: "So you're going to blow a zero?"
Me: "Yup, it's going to be great!"

A breathilizer is a device one breathes into, blows air into, and it registers the percentage of alcohol in your booodstream to determine if you are legally permitted to drive a car. (Our local standard is 0.8%. Below that, legal, Above that, big time trouble.) The driver in this case was tired, not drunk, when pulled over, and he's confident he will register 0%.