anime, NGE rewatch, probably spoilers
When I realized that Rei was a homophone for a reading of zero, I though that she not only piloted unit 0, but also meant nothing to anyone one. I completely forgot the scene where comander Ikari burned his hands trying to manually eject the plug. I don't really know how to square that with later revelations.
re: anime, NGE rewatch, probably spoilers
As far as I can tell, for the first time watching as a sub, it seems that Unit 1 is using the kun reading (hito) for 1. But I am completely ignorant of the relation of cardinals to ordinals at this point, and that could potentially account for not recognizing anything when Unit 1 is mentioned.
Just a general instance with a catchy name. We're running glitch-soc!