How would you say 718? Seven-eighteen? As a New Yorker, I have to say seven-one-eight. It’s the area code for Brooklyn. I’ve been saying it my whole life. Seven-eighteen sounds weird as fuck to me.

Moreover, how do you say 458? 488? 156? 722? 350? 124? 911? Do you read the numbers as singles, like four-five-eight? Or do you say the first number and then the next two numbers together, like four-fifty-eight? Seven-two-two? Seven-twenty-two? One-two-four? One-twenty-four?

Why do we say it a certain way for some cars (nine-eighteen), and a different way for other cars (four-five-eight)?