[LINK] grammar nazis

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Thu Oct 26 14:10:47 AEST 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  
radiotelephone .

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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