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Poll: Why do people in movies never say goodbye when they hang up the phone?
  • 56.2% - Lazy script writing 196
  • 43.8% - No one actually says goodbye anymore, it's just you, and everyone thinks it's weird that you do it. 153
349 votes

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PocketBrain


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No, you hang up!

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prfesser


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How many terms do modern cellphone users use that refer to old-style telephones?

"Dial"? We don't use "dials" anymore

"Hang up"? used to refer to the wall and candlestick style phones where the earpiece - or handset - was "hung" on a hook thingy. we don't do that anymore.

Sometimes I feel so old. I remember there were times when you couldn't, let alone shouldn't talk on a phone.

benjaminleebates


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prfesser wrote:How many terms do modern cellphone users use that refer to old-style telephones?

"Dial"? We don't use "dials" anymore

"Hang up"? used to refer to the wall and candlestick style phones where the earpiece - or handset - was "hung" on a hook thingy. we don't do that anymore.

Sometimes I feel so old. I remember there were times when you couldn't, let alone shouldn't talk on a phone.



Likewise, why do so many programs use a 3.5 floppy disc as the SAVE icon? Thers's a generation that has never even touched the tech.

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