RE: Customer-friendly word for "landline"

Subject: RE: Customer-friendly word for "landline"
From: "Tim J. Slager" <TSlager -at- isdcorporation -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 08:55:04 -0500

Cell phone vs. molecular phone
Mobile phone vs. homebound phone

(Not as fun as "madeupical," but I'm trying...) Actually, I never found "cell phone" to be very intuitive. I much prefer mobile, but that's not common American English usage.

tims

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From: techwr-l-bounces+tslager=isdcorporation -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+tslager=isdcorporation -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Tony Chung
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 6:48 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> Landline is landline, as other posts will attest.
> (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landline) I have also heard
> and used, hard line and house phone.
>

Yes, but kids today don't know about "Landlines" or "Wirelines" most
homes use cordless telephones.

I think we need to set up a new term to use for an international
standard for this age group.

Always into coining new madeupical words

-Tony
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References:
Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: John Posada
Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Lauren
Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Tony Chung

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