Posted by Victoria S Dennis on June 19, 2006
In Reply to: Come in # 5 posted by RRC on June 16, 2006
: : Where does the term " come in no 5 " come from ?
: No. is the abbreviation for "number". Does that make sense in the context?
And the context I know is that of hiring boats by the hour on lakes and ponds in public parks in the UK. The boats would all have numbers, and after an hour the management would announce over the PA system or a loud-hailer "Come in, No. 5, your time is up".