Monday, June 25, 2012

Number nicknames: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20

Last time, I posted the nicknames for numbers 0-10. Here are the next 10...


11. The Spinal Tap

"These go to eleven."


12. The Nooner
Both hands point to twelve.

13. The Mitzvah
You're a (wo)man now!


14. The Stone
The stone is a unit of weight equal to 14 pounds.


15. The Fame
In 1968, Andy Warhol said, "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes." Prophetic words in our modern era of YouTube and "reality" television.


16. The Sugar
As in "sweet sixteen." Clever, eh?


17. The Winger
Kip Winger sang hair metal anthem "Seventeen" in 1988.


18. The Course
A golf course typically has 18 holes.


19. The Steely Dan
Jazzy-influenced rock band Steely Dan had a hit with "Hey Nineteen" in 1980.


20. The Hindsight
It's 20/20.


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