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!