Slang that should be ridiculed
This article is the way I feel and not much to do with slang or it's operation in whole.
I have to say that we have way too much slang in this world including the telecommunications / amateur radio world. Here's some examples.
This includes redundancy.
RJ-45. This is my favorite. RJ-45 is a "Registered Jack" for a class of telephone service and not for networking.
For networking uses a 8 pole, 8 conductor plug and it's associated with the jacks used in routers, switches and other network equipment.
220. Okay so are we talking about 220 that runs my welder or water heater, or MHz as in the amateur 1.25 meter RF band?
That goes for "440", same thing; ski resort lift motors run on 440 volts or again are they trying to say the MHz coverage for the amateur 70-cm band which covers from
420 ~ 450 MHz ?
Speaking of a "hot water heater" as there is no such thing in a common household. If the water was hot there would be no need to heat it.
Therefore, most of us have "cold water" heaters, or just "water heaters".
"Fiber". That's another one that gets me. Are we talking about fiber intake in the morning, like I keep track of or folks trying to describe a type of
optical "pipe" for IP transport?
I need to buy some AA batteries. Come on folks, they are cells. Several cells make up a battery. Mass print has ruined proper thinking on this.
The last item I can think of is someone will send a message (one sentence) but fail to put a question mark on the end of that sentence.
So is that person making a statement or asking a question?
VHF Frequency. What ? Saying that means Very High Frequency Frequency.
Or another is "VIN Number". What ? Saying that means Vehicle Identification Number Number. Come on guys!
Hopefully, this will make you think. I may add some points as I know about more madness out there. Hit your back button to get out of this discussion.