We still use the term "dial tone" but we don't dial any more. It's an obsolete termrickylr said:"record player"
Dial tone is still in use a fair amount, though. While we no longer have a home telephone (four cell phones) I use one at work and, if there is a phone line problem, still report no dial tone.
As far as I'm concerned "irregardless" is not and has never been a word, irregardless of the fact it doesn't report as misspelled when I type it here.
Bernie Brewer said:How about carburetor? Or condenser? Or ignition coil?
Oh, duh. I forgot about small engines. I just had the carb cleaned out on my ice drill last year.:cross:beergears said:I still have three carburetors in my household: one on the mower, and two on the VFR.
That reminds me, I need to go sit on the VFR and make vroom-vroom noises...!
technically that's a perfectly valid word that is just more emphatic than 'regardless'.MikeFlynn74 said:irregardless?
You are correct; I was focusing on the "tone" part. Of course, I guess "dial" has just taken on a different meaning.We still use the term "dial tone" but we don't dial any more. It's an obsolete term
malkore said:technically that's a perfectly valid word that is just more emphatic than 'regardless'.
(B.A. in English...mostly because I used to do a lot of 'creative writing' so word choices/vocabulary was always one of my areas of interest)
I know they are adding it to dictionaries, but normally include that it is considered incorrect usage, an American dialectical form.re irregardless:
technically that's a perfectly valid word
Amen to that. Disappearing quickly.customer service?
lol, "you sound like a scratched CD" just doesn't have the same ring to itChad said:I told my daughter she sounded like a broken record the other day. Then I had to explain what that meant
or AM radio...or FM...does anyone listen to the radio anymore?Chad said:Ah, that reminds me . . . UHF, remember that?
Bike has 4 carbs, 2 ignition coils. Car has 1 ignition coil and a condenser (A/C anyone?) In fact what car doesn't have ignition coils? Even if they do have 1 per cylinder?Bernie Brewer said:How about carburetor? Or condenser? Or ignition coil?
Or for that matter, road map? Everybody's got frickin Garmin these days..................
We do dial. It's just that the verb dial has evolved to refer to the act of entering a numer in a telephony device and has nothing to do with the noun 'dial'.rickylr said:You are correct; I was focusing on the "tone" part. Of course, I guess "dial" has just taken on a different meaning.
Kind of like "rolling" down the window of a car. Some six or seven years ago or so now, my daughter was around fifteen/sixteen and got in the car with my brother. He asked her to roll down the window and she couldn't find the switch. It had a hand crank and she had never seen one.
I suppose the window still has wheels or gears inside that roll, which is why I didn't mention it in my first post.