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Hmmmm, I haven't really noticed it much but at risk of displaying my anti-socialness I must say I never use my cell phone. I have had one for years for emergencies, and more recently for free long distance. But in general I ignore it when it rings and don't use much. I always disliked the idea of how cell phones make you so accessible. I like to be unreachable, which probably pisses people off more than I thought about before. This discussion did catch my attention though because I have noticed more and more lately people's inability to show up on time or stick to plans. I am seriously fed up with people, and I wonder if this whole cell phone culture is part of the problem. I hadn't really thought about it before. I agree that I never understood why people couldn't put their phones on vibrate as well - it is more considerate. but as a woman I have to agree sometimes I have no choice but to put the dang thing in my purse - as women's clothing seems to be anti-pocket.
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I'm not part of you guys! I spelled it "cell"!
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That's how I've always seen it abbreviated. I realize, of course, that it's abbreviating "cellular", which is a reference to "cells". But that's the convention that's arisen around it, presumably to differentiate it from other kinds of cell.
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I wonder who did it first... was it the Man?
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Quote:Why are you guys spelling "cell" as "cel?"i always preferred the term 'mobile phone' any ways, hehe.
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I have a friend who still calls it her "Car Phone." I think she stole my Sting CD, too.
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I've never seen it written as "cel" prior to this thread. And I just ran a search and the only time I see "cel" is when webmasters are trying to capture hits off incorrect spellings.
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Well, maybe we'll get some hits off of this. You can thank me later.
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CELL phones: I heard the jury is still out on adverse side effects, some studies in Europe showed more benign tumors in heavy long-time users.I don't let the kids use them, maybe when they're adult-sized. I'm sure there's some small adverse side-effect to my use. I wish the phone cos would give you the option of having a safer, more shielded phone, BUT, that would require admitting a problem in the first place, which they would never do.As a technology alone, though, it's awesome, has revolutionized the world.
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