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Old 02.04.2015, 13:20
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

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Actually I think use of "Natal" is now dying. Most people I know use "Handy".
Here it's Natel or telefonino.

Natel is shorter, and Italians don't know what it is, so most people here use Natel.

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Old 02.04.2015, 13:47
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

Not had a fixed line for 20 years, I have to stay at home waiting for someone to call , can't imagine that catching on in the 21st century
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Old 02.04.2015, 14:15
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

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I feel particularly awkward asking anyone I don't know extremely well for a handy. in any language.

well I guess Handy sounds a bit uhmm.. you know.. like handjob.. lol
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Old 02.04.2015, 14:23
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

Here's how the term "Handy" came into the German language:

In the early 1990s, when mobile phones hit the market in increasing numbers, a Swabian farmer visiting Stuttgart saw a shelf full of them at a shopping mall.

It was the first time he saw phones without cords, so he asked one of the salespersons, "Jo, hänn die denn koi Schnur?" ("Don't they have a cord, then?"). The clerk spread the word, and somehow the "hänn die" stuck and became a part of urban slang.

Ok, at least I tried...
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Old 02.04.2015, 14:42
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

Statistically 60% of people use their handy to cheat on their partners.

Personally I prefer to use my penis.
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Old 02.04.2015, 14:50
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Statistically 60% of people use their handy to cheat on their partners.

Personally I prefer to use my penis.
Someone once asked me if I talked to my wife, when I was making love?



- "Only if she calls", was my reply.
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Old 02.04.2015, 16:34
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Someone once asked me if I talked to my wife, when I was making love?



- "Only if she calls", was my reply.
Reminds me of:

What's the wifes asshole doing while she's making love?

He's working.
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

Surely Natel is the king of clay.
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Old 03.04.2015, 19:51
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Statistically 60% of people use their handy to cheat on their partners.
I think that should read, "Statistically, 96% of people use their hands to cheat on their partners."
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Old 03.04.2015, 23:21
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Someone once asked me if I talked to my wife, when I was making love?



- "Only if she calls", was my reply.
"Do you tell your husband when you have an orgasm?"

- "No, he doesn't want me not to call him at work."
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I predict that 'iPhone' will become the generic term (much like Hoover for vacuum) - despite never succeeding at the market domination for that Apple had hoped.
Nope. Both iPhone lovers and haters will remain keen to emphasise their choices.
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

This is the definitive word on "Handy"
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

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The other day when I was in VALIANT bank, they ask for my telefon and I ask him if he wants my 'Handynummer' and he said what? (*with a smirkface*)

So I guess they call it telefon instead of handynummer.


AS IF they don't understand! Geez!
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