The ghosts of technology in today’s language

Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Friday January 11, 2019
Tags: elsewhere, history, language, linguistics, link

I like this post by Marcin Wichary in which he looks for remnant expressions in our language which are based on technologies that no longer exist, but that we still use. A typical example is “dialing a number”.

We dial a number — or dial someone — even though dials disappeared from phones decades ago. And we hang up even though there’s rarely a handset that actually needs to be hung up.

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