RE: What do I call this doodad?

Subject: RE: What do I call this doodad?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -dot- Brierley -at- ipc -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 15:44:41 -0400


I call them portable USB drives. However, thumb drive and flash drive
are common names. I've heard jump drive, also, but that makes me think
of a science fiction television series.

I'd introduce the term you want to use and note the alternative names in
parentheses, and proceed using your term of choice repeatably and
reliably. When you create the index, teach your reader by using "See USB
drive" (or whatever term you standardize on) for entries for the



P.S. Well, isn't that "doomom" or "dooperson" and not "doodad"?
"Doohickey," isn't that a "dooneckbruise"?

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Subject: What do I call this doodad?

I need to refer to use of a flash drive / USB drive / thumb drive.
Is there a standard term for these ubiquitous doohickeys?

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