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Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by Nismax, Apr 9, 2014.
Does anyone else hate it when people call cables "cords"?
Don't you hate when people call cables "wires"?
I hate it when people call cords "cables".
I hate it when cords call cables "people".
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.
Does anyone else hate it when people "mix up their vocabulary"?
Don't you hate it when people call "cords" "chords"?
Cable is not amused.
Call them whatever you want as long as they are included in my purchase.
Don't you hate it when you go outside and a velociraptor throws a fridge at you?
"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.