[Ads-l] OT: According to Amazon.de,

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Jun 28 22:58:44 UTC 2015


FWIW, "hand phone" is one of the words used in Korean for mobile phone: 
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%ED%95%B8%EB%93%9C%ED%8F%B0#Korean. BB

> Dan Goncharoff <mailto:thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> June 28, 2015 at 3:25 PM
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> Handy is the German word for cellphone, derived, I think, from the
> brand name of an early Japanese phone sold there.
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> Angebote means offer, so it makes sense that an iPhone is "a cellphone 
> offer".
> DanG
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