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Cell Phone
« on: Jul 27th, 2006, 2:54pm »
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OK just curious being from UK and all. Why do you guys call em "cell phones"? We call them mobile phones, im guessing coz they are mobile and phones. But why cell phones, where it come from? Curious coz Im working in a phone shop at mo over summer Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 27th, 2006, 3:09pm »
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The service on a mobile phone is cellular so we call it a cell phone ... cellular phone. At least that's how I've always understood it.
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 27th, 2006, 3:21pm »
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I call it a cell, or a cell phone.
 
One of the two.
 
Just let me think what I tell my mom when I leave...
 
"Kay I'm leaving now, I have my phone will me don't call me unless you're bleeding from the anus!"
 
...yup, I call it my phone..
 
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 27th, 2006, 9:00pm »
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I'm a 'cell' kinda girl haha my away messages usually have 'cell it' in it somewhere and even when I talk about phones I say 'cell'
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Re: Cell Phone
« Reply #4 on: Jul 29th, 2006, 4:44pm »
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The service on a mobile phone is cellular so we call it a cell phone ... cellular phone. At least that's how I've always understood it.

 
Yeah. Cell phones connect to a "cellular network" made up of a bunch of cell sites. And that's about the depth of my understanding.
 
Speaking of which, this discussion reminded me of another cultural difference. The technology that enables text messaging is called Short Message Service (SMS). When I was in Germany, everyone was calling it SMS (verb form: "simsen"). But in the US, everyone says "text message" (verb form: "texting").  
 
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 31st, 2006, 12:35pm »
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Here in UK we say "texting" or "text messaging"
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 31st, 2006, 12:42pm »
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I just call it a phone...  
 
"I've got my phone on me if you need anything..."  
 
Never really thought about it before though. :p
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 31st, 2006, 4:20pm »
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i usually say, "i have my cell with me"  *shrugging shoulders* for whatever that's worth!  Wink
 
difference in the UK/American words or phrases can be quite funny at times!
 
A friend of mine lives near Manchester, and her and I always would get confused on some of the words we each use.
 
UK                  USA
 
Bin                  Trash/Garbage can
Chips                   Fries
Crisps             (potato) Chips
Mobile             Cell
Loo                  bathroom/restroom
Dinner             Lunch
Tea                  Dinner/Supper
 
I know there are more, but I can't think of them right now.
 
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Re: Cell Phone
« Reply #8 on: Aug 1st, 2006, 3:34pm »
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lol some of those examples are quite funny.  Grin
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Re: Cell Phone
« Reply #9 on: Aug 2nd, 2006, 10:43pm »
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Hey Shaun, being from the US and all, why do you in the UK say "ring" instead of "call?" You ring someone, we call them. :thinkin:"  
 
Why is the "hood" of our car, called the "bonnet" on yours? :thinkin:  
Why is the "roof" of our car called a "hood" over there? So much confusion! :hahaha:
 
I have a good friend who lives in kent! How far from there do you live?  Cheesy
 
Nice to meet you by the way!  Wink
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