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Tennis: when score is even they say: thirty (ou) or five games (ou). Not sure about the right spelling for what is inside the brackets. I believe this is something came from French. Any ideas?

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    You don't mean the phrase "thirty all", do you? The exception being when it's 40-40, which is "deuce". – Prof Yaffle May 11 '16 at 13:16
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    If it possible that for the French connection you are thinking of the use of 'Love' for 'no points' which apparently comes from 'l'oeuf' because a zero resembles an egg? – Spagirl May 11 '16 at 13:42
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They aren't actually saying 'ou', they are saying 'Thirty All'. The problem you're having is that person saying its accent is too thick.

All

each; apiece: The score was one all.

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