[LINK] grammar nazis
tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Thu Oct 26 14:10:47 EST 2006
On 26/10/2006, at 1:31 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Is that why the real radio is called a 'wireless'?
ORIGIN early 20th cent.: abbreviation of radiotelephony (see
noun dated chiefly Brit.
1 (also wireless set) a radio receiving set.
The talking wireless is not to be confused with the steam phonograph.
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