TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Prison Cell Phone Scandal

Re: Prison Cell Phone Scandal
Mon, 11 Apr 2005 10:05:29 EDT

In a message dated 11 Apr 2005 02:34:37 -0000,John Levine
<> writes:

> Beyond the issue of competing with normal users in cell bands, public
> safety radios do some specialized tricks like having a button to put a
> bunch of firemen* something that acts like a party line or conference
> call.

> R's,

> John

> * - many of whom are female

The politically correct tern now is "firefighter."

Some publications now have software that automatically makes the
change, which leads to such absurdities as "firefighter" substituted
for "fireman" even when the person in question is a steam locomotive
fireman, a fireman on an antique steam power vehicle such as a
tractor, or a marine steam enginer. Their job is to maintain and
foment the fire, rather than to fight it.

Wes Leatherock

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