Cords included!

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  1. Nismax
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    Does anyone else hate it when people call cables "cords"?
     
  2. Joe88

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    Don't you hate when people call cables "wires"?
     
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    I hate it when people call cords "cables".
     
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    I hate it when cords call cables "people".
     
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    I am now going to have to look up is this is a regional/dialect affair. Cord, wire, cable, lead.... before this I had never heard of any dislike here and considered them all perfect synonyms in both power and signals give or take cable occasionally also being a mechanical thing, though even there wire has some mechanical applications (a light, inextensible wire attaches at......). Actually come to think of it I can have a light cord in my bathroom/toilet and a dog/horse lead.

    I might have considered it if you had said plug when people mean cord, which leads to the actual one of plug when people mean socket and vice versa.
     
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    Does anyone else hate it when people "mix up their vocabulary"?
     
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    No?
     
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    Don't you hate it when people call "cords" "chords"?
     
  11. Veho

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    Cable is not amused.


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    Call them whatever you want as long as they are included in my purchase.
     
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    "Wire" is a thread-like piece of metal, "cable" is an elastic tube containing wires or a metal rope used for supporting heavy objects, "cord" is a thick string, a thin rope or a piece/es of wire with a protective cover used for electric appliances (American) and "lead" is a covered piece of wire used for electric appliances (British), people use the terms interchangeably because people tend to be dumb. :tpi: