Re[8]: Killer Language

Subject: Re[8]: Killer Language
From: Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:24:20 GMT

Peter Gold asks:

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.

I don't know if it is generally assumed, but it is not universally true. That's
the nub of the problem. If all plugs had pins (male) we'd be able to just call
them plugs.

Try looking at the plugs that are connected to your computer. Some are male,
some are female. It depends on which way the power goes.

iharrison -at- sct -dot- co -dot- uk

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