9.01.2006

IDEA SEVEN: Stop using the word "phone"



It's just so last century--it drives me nuts.

(edit: ok, it doesn't really drive me nuts...i just have a vested interest in words and how they're used)

I like the German word, "handy"..."mobile" is a little officious...the hip-hop "celly" isn't bad...

(edit: or is it "cellie?")


6 Comments:

Blogger nk said...

OK. I'll stop.

7:28 PM  
Blogger TRUE said...

what do y'all call em in canada?

10:52 AM  
Blogger raymi lauren said...

happy birthday sorry i missed it i am a scatterbrained drunk

12:00 PM  
Blogger hijacked frequencies said...

how 'bout crackberry?

8:41 PM  
Blogger nk said...

I think we say: 'Call me on my cell.' I always liked that. 'Cell' is close to other cool words, like 'compartment', 'node' and 'sect'. What do you think?

11:04 PM  
Blogger TRUE said...

no need for apologies, raymi...i never mentioned by bday till this year

i like crackberry (love the sound of it) but i think that in today's world a nomenclature needs to be one syllable to be successful.

I agree,nk, about cell being a cool word though it seems to me that, like basic telephony, it may soon be a defunkt technology in favor of GPS and other kinds of wireless.

1:29 PM  

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