There used to be one standard way to write a U.S. telephone number. You used parenthesis to demarcate the area code, and then a hyphen between the numbers. But now all these kids have newfangled shit. And some people just write a jumble of letters.

First up, results from our last inane poll, a little on the late side:

Inane Polls: Telephone numbers

This was split just about even, with most people saying you cannot recline. This is a rather, um, passionate subject.

Anyway, somewhat less passionate: is there a proper way to write a phone number? Does it matter? Does it bug you when people write another way? What about our international peeps?

Vote and make your case in the comments.

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