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Over the last couple of years, I have been meeting some of Deaf people who were colonized by Alexander Graham Bell’s witch-hunt. Words are too great to describe.

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“Hold the line please, caller.”


When Alexander Graham Bell uttered the words “Mr Watson, come here. I want to see you”, generally accepted to be the first spoken via telephone apparatus, who could have imagined the transforming effect that this would have on the world? 1.546 kata lagi

Meeting History

Historical Flavor: "One ringy dingy..."

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If, like me, you still remember talking on a Princess phone, you also remember those words in the title and the accompanying snort from Lily Tomlin’s telephone operator character Ernestine on Laugh-In. 234 kata lagi

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Continuing yesterday’s musings about the telephone, I have a question: what do you say when you answer the phone, and don’t know who’s calling? 396 kata lagi

English Language

What Phone do You Have?

A pretty easy answer for most of us nowadays, but one that’s obviously changed over time. In fact, a lot of devices which were originally called telephones might not be recognisable as such by today’s standards. 554 kata lagi

English Language

Random Facts: The Telephone

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful test of his newly invented telephone, saying “Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you,” to his assistant Thomas Watson. 154 kata lagi

Random Facts