Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday Quickie

I am away, but I ask you this. I think the time has come where people have stopped laboriously saying www when reading out a web address and if they haven't, they damn well should.

While watching commercial tv news this week, several times I heard reporters say the words 'mobile phone'. Surely if someone is outside and they drop their phone or used their phone or haven't used their phone, it goes without saying that it is a mobile phone, so drop the word mobile. It is quite unnecessary.

Oh yes, if you need to contact me while I am away, call me on my mobile.

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  1. Andrew in Europe we use mobile phone Americans use cell phone. Have a great time

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    1. Gosia, I think in Netherlands they call them hand phones. Yes, I have used What's App.

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  2. Andrew I am going to call next time but you must upload Whatsapp so no problem then

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    1. Gattina, I do use Whatsapp, especially when travelling. It is very useful.

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  3. Have fun while you are away. Lots of it.

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  4. Anonymous8:16 am

    Cell. For prisoners. - Ian

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    1. Ian, slide the battery out and behind is a file in the cell phone.

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  5. I now have a Sony X5 I cannot operate at all. anyone can call me - I won't be able to answer Happy trails to you and I hope you don't drop your cellphone ... iPhone. dumbFone.

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    1. Annie, you are still struggling with your phone. I have dropped mine and the result was not good.

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  6. Phone dropped outside could just be a cordless phone, A.

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    1. Possibly Marcellous. Then a distinction could be made.

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  7. Or you could just say "call me".
    I hope you're having fun wherever you are.

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    1. Which I would say if I warn wasn't trying to be clever.

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  8. There are some who use the words dub dub dub for the www thing. I think it is a cute way of saying it if one has to.
    Fortunately, the popular browsers now have in built search functionality. I have noticed people don't put the dub dub dub thing unless they are told to explicitly, therefore adding an extra step to the process plus the unnecessary decision making when the search engine returns a whole pile of results that they have to choose from.

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    1. P.S. Have a brilliant weekend and try not to worry about this stuff.

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    2. Carol, dub is ok if it is essential to use www and I can remember when quite often you did but it has been many years since I have had to type that.

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  9. I am in admiration that you can write a whole post about dropping a phone (mobile or not !)

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    1. Gattina, I am quite amazed that I get comments about it.

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  10. So you mean drop the 'phone' part Andrew, call me on my mobile as opposed to call me on my mobile phone 😃 Happy away time!

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    1. Grace, it is funny how that came out almost naturally.

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  11. You Aussies just love to shorten everything but actually you are right I don't know anyone that uses both words now. Have a good trip

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    1. Marie, we must be behind you then as we hear mobile phone often enough.

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  12. Have a load of fun my friend!

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  13. As your gone...Stay safe

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    1. And we returned safely, Dora.

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  14. Good point. It's a given.

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    1. Both points, Sandra. I wonder if most people say cell phone or they are dropping the cell.

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