[Ads-l] mobile for phone

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 23 20:53:45 EST 2017

I'm sure this has been discussed on the list, but last night I had a
longish chat with a Comcast tech support person, a young woman, about a
technical problem.  At the end of the chat she asked for my preferred
mobile number.  I told her I had a land line and gave her the number of
that.  She continued to refer to my land line as a mobile, and I realized
that the word "mobile" had replaced the word "phone" to refer to the device
you talk through.

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