Re: Re[6]: Killer Language

Subject: Re: Re[6]: Killer Language
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:53:33 -0800

On Thu, 14 Nov 1996 06:01:24 -0800, Peter Gold wrote:

>Is it universally accepted that plugs are the ones with the pins and
>sockets are the ones with the holes that receive (Is it inappropriate to
>say "mate with"?) the pins.

It is NOT "universally accepted". I would hesitate to call the female
end of a serial cable, a "socket". One might argue that it contains 25
little "sockets", but that's starting to push it.

In fact, very little to do with language is "universally accepted".

Your friend and mine,
<insert standard disclaimer here>

Living in the limelight, the universal dream, for those who wish to seem
Those who wish to be, must put aside the alienation
Get on with the fascination, the real relation
The underlying theme...
- Rush, "Limelight"

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