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    Hello teachers,
    Is it common for sports commentators to use zip instead of nil? Like in:
    'The score was 2-zip' as opposed to 'The score was 2-nil'.
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PelajarBaru View Post
    Hello teachers,
    Is it common for sports commentators to use zip instead of nil? Like in:
    'The score was 2-zip' as opposed to 'The score was 2-nil'.
    Thank you.
    Not that common. It happens in America mostly.

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    Does it mean Americans say 2-zip and not 2-nil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PelajarBaru View Post
    Does it mean Americans say 2-zip and not 2-nil?
    My response means that if you heard it, it was probably from an American because they are more likely to use this term. Of course that's not a 100% guarantee.

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