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Re: I know why as well, Nanananah! by Tetra Grammaton on 2000-03-10 21:50:42
Except you call them 'mobiles' and we call them 'cell phones'.
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|Re: Re: I know why as well, Nanananah! by Amelia on 2000-03-11 05:51:44 | Reply to this|
Well I actually, I have been trying to move back to calling them "mobile phones" here, too, since the good ones are digital.
Of course, the overarching name for the communications technology is "wireless", which I always thought of as a quaint English term for "radio". It makes sense for the phones, because once they required wires and now they don't. It makes no sense to me for the radio, since wired technologies (telegraph and telephone) did not deliver anything like the kind of functions radio gives.
Then again, there is "TV" vs. "telly", a technology that used to be wireless and now is mostly cable. What goes around comes around, I guess.