A Cell Phone by Any Other Name...
Cell phone or mobile phone - which is it? According to some online media databases,
if you live in North America, you are six times as likely to prefer "cell phone"
(or cellphone) over "mobile phone." Everywhere else in the world, you are seven
times more likely to say "mobile phone." Regardless of what you call it, there has
been a notable increase in the amount of stage-phoning going on out there. Stage-phoning
is an attempt to impress nearby people by talking in a theatrical and animated manner
- usually at an elevated loudness. Some people have even been observed holding staged
one-way conversations with their phones turned entirely off. Talk about vanity!