Re: Re[6]: Killer Language

Subject: Re: Re[6]: Killer Language
From: Peter Gold <pgold -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 06:01:24 -0800

Is it universally accepted that plugs are the ones with the pins and
sockets are the ones with the holes that receive (Is it inappropriate to
say "mate with"?) the pins.

my $0.02,

Peter Gold

On Thu, 14 Nov 1996, Iain Harrison wrote [on the topic of "male/female"
terms:

> There are many terms that, over time, fall from favor and
> from preferred usage. As long as there is no ambiguity with
> terms such as plug and socket, it seems to be a helpful
> change.


[snipped]

> It isn't a matter of preferred usage, it is a matter of making a
> distinction between different configurations.

> How would you suggest the distinction could be described
> succinctly?


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