Keeping up with the times

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  1. Schnurrbart

    Schnurrbart Active Member

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    Can anyone tell me why some people hold their mobile phones horizontally in front of them when walking?
     
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    patten-walsh Well-Known Member

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    Microphone is at the bottom edge of a mobile so you hold it that way so as to be heard when you speak. as you haven't the the set to your ear and you use either earbuds or have it on loudspeaker to listen.
     
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    Schnurrbart Active Member

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    Oh! so that's why no one can hear me. Thanks
     
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    Oh, I thought it was because they wanted to look like %w@%s
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    TonyV He who cleans up after his ancestors...

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    I suspect that with some people it is a concern that holding a mobile to your ear might be damaging to your health in some way (e.g. microwave radiation) so using the speaker or ear buds would be felt to be preferable.
     
  7. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    What’s more damaging to their health is not taking care with their surroundings.
    And that too.
     
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    Some twits are probably also taking succesive selfies of themself
     
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    Yes that does come in to it as well, They are so divi, some of them.
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    A Bluetooth device in one's ear is not a problem, though? o_O :nailbiting:
    We are still novices with the so-called smart phones. Difficult to find a comfortable way to hold it without accidentally hitting a physical button or a touchpad button by mistake. I think Hubby's next mobile phone will be a flip style with big buttons and display he can see.
    Ah, technology. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    A good word, much underused! :D
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Divi? Not a word in common use down this way, as far as I’m aware. Please explain? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Philippa

    Philippa Always a lady.

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    I've never heard it before either, but according to Urban Dictionary:

    "Divi, Div, Divy A person who is not very smart or has just done a stupid thing"
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Oh thank goodness I’m not alone in my ignorance, not that I’m saying you are ignorant @Philippa, far from it but so many words used here that I end up having to search for meanings. Thank you Philippa. My vocabulary is slowly becoming very diverse. :rolleyes:
    I would say the popular name down here for a divi is a $#&@%@#$.
     
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    Yer and being from East London that's how it would be pronounced,a div would be a person that would be an idiot, or not knowing what was going on around them
     
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    I've often wondered, when seeing people talking on the mobile with Ear Buds in place, what's the difference between the speaker in the mobile and the speakers in Ear Buds. To my mind no difference except the Ear Bud speakers are closer to one's brain, which would make them more dangerous. I've no doubt got hold of the wrong end of the stick and it's some gizzmo in the mobile itself causing the problem. :rolleyes: :D
     
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  17. Philippa

    Philippa Always a lady.

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    Sort of evens out over the long term, Sue, because I am sure there are quite a few words used down here (that don't need symbols :) ) that are definitely not understood by non-Aussies.

    It's half the fun of communicating!!!
     
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    "Ayyyyy, yer divvy!" I didn't realise that people used it down south.
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Around here it is just - a div ;)
     
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    Philippa Always a lady.

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    I think here the polite terms would be either drongo or eeeejit (or maybe just bl---y I D I O T)
     

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