rickylr 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?
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...!
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..................
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.