Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"

Subject: Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "Tim J. Slager" <TSlager -at- isdcorporation -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 09:05:38 -0600

Actually isn't "cell phone" somewhat of a misnomer?

Sure, it comes from "Cellular" but my guess is that there are hordes of
Cel Phone companies that are screaming at their employees saying "Sell
Phone! Sell Phone! Sell Phone!".

It is, after all... Friday. :)

On 2/4/2011 7:55 AM, Tim J. Slager wrote:
> 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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> 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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Follow-Ups:

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
RE: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Tim J. Slager

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