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#151676 - 12/08/05 02:49 AM pertaining to phone
Logwood Offline
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Is there a word for that? it can't be phony or phonetic, and "phonial" doesn't yield any definition.

Maybe I'm once again overlooking the obvious?

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#151677 - 12/08/05 02:53 AM Re: pertaining to phone
Marianna Offline
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Telephonic?

Just like phonic, but at a distance...

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#151678 - 12/08/05 02:59 AM Re: pertaining to phone
Logwood Offline
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That makes perfect sense, since I forgot that "phone" (as a noun) is in fact slang. Overlooking the obvious it is.

Thanks.

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#151679 - 12/08/05 03:22 AM Re: pertaining to phone
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That makes perfect sense, since I forgot that "phone" (as a noun) is in fact slang.
Thanks.




Says who?
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#151680 - 12/08/05 04:26 AM Re: pertaining to phone
maverick Offline
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> says?

fwiw OED2 says this:

colloq.

Also 'phone. [Abbrev. telephone: telephone v.]

a. trans. = telephone: telephone v. 1c. Also const. up and with advbs.

b. intr. = telephone: telephone v. 1a. Freq. with particle as phrasal verb or with advbs.

c. trans. Const. in. = telephone: telephone v. 1b.

The first citation is from 1889; Scott Fitzgerald uses it in The Great Gatsby in 1925 and Eugene O'Neill in act 3 of Great God Brown in 1926 - so I guess whilst it's certainly colloquial it has good grandparents by now!

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#151681 - 12/08/05 04:38 AM Re: pertaining to phone
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Isn't there a difference between slang and colloquial, but?
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#151682 - 12/08/05 04:48 AM Re: pertaining to phone
maverick Offline
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Yes, I am basically in agreement - t'aint slang, it's a colloquialism that has quite a (heh) lineage by now.

colloquial:

1. Of or pertaining to colloquy; conversational.

2. spec. Of words, phrases, etc.: Belonging to common speech; characteristic of or proper to ordinary conversation, as distinguished from formal or elevated language. (The usual sense.)

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#151683 - 12/08/05 06:35 AM Re: pertaining to phone
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Looks like another thread where we might end up a cordless. Wire you guys doing this?
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#151684 - 12/08/05 07:11 AM Re: pertaining to phone
Homo Loquens Offline
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Looks like another thread where we might end up a cordless. Wire you guys doing this?




They've got hang ups.


Edited by Homo Loquens (12/08/05 07:19 AM)
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#151685 - 12/08/05 07:14 AM Re: pertaining to phone
Homo Loquens Offline
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Quote:

That makes perfect sense, since I forgot that "phone" (as a noun) is in fact slang. Overlooking the obvious it is.





If phone as a noun is slang, then surely phone as a verb is too?


Edited by Homo Loquens (12/08/05 07:20 AM)
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