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We call em Multi Plugs
Plug is a good word. Good enough to use for all devices I don't know the word of. Just will call them plugs.
The plug is at the end of the cord coming out of the lamp or whatever. The thing it plugs into is a socket.
Thank you Faldage, I'm sure Jackie is aware of this. I went on a trip after sock and socket and stumbled upon an blood chilling issue:
1830, "a decisive blow," fanciful formation from sock (v.) "hit hard;" also said to be a variant of doxology, on a notion of "finality." The meaning "something exceptional" is attested from 1838. Sockdologising was nearly the last word President Abraham Lincoln heard. During the performance of Tom Taylor's "Our American Cousin," assassin John Wilkes Booth (who knew the play well) waited for the line "Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, you sockdologising old man-trap," and as the audience laughed, Booth fired the fatal shot.
Can you confirm this as a true story or is it a legend ?
it certainly is widely quoted.
Originally Posted By: tsuwmI call it a power strip
Me also. So do all the techs I know.
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