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To want people to stop referring to "my iphone", "my Blackberry", etc?

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SnowyGonzalez Thu 23-Dec-10 19:56:03

For example:

"So nice to see you again! Let me put your number into my iphone."

Why not just say "phone?" I find it an unspeakably naff indication of how much commercialism has seeped into every aspect of our lives. The other thing I loathe is: "Sent by my Blackberry", for the same reasons.

I know the word 'Hoover' was/ is used in much the same way, and it means we the consumers do a great job of promoting these products for free. We really shouldn't, should we?

RustyBear Thu 23-Dec-10 20:00:22

"Just typing an answer on my iPad....."


MumInBeds Thu 23-Dec-10 20:01:16

Until people stop walking around with 'Nike' or 'Bench' and the like right across their chests you might be facing a losing battle.

PureAsTheColdDrivenSnow Thu 23-Dec-10 20:01:31

"Just updating my Android"


Alouiseg Thu 23-Dec-10 20:02:14

Too small to read properly on my iPhone4, just have to crank up the macbook air.

Quattrocento Thu 23-Dec-10 20:02:26

Don't worry about it

Sent from my Blackberry handheld

SalvadorDalek Thu 23-Dec-10 20:03:47

Dw pisses me of when she says hoovering instead of vac'ing up

tribpot Thu 23-Dec-10 20:12:38

I have a rule of sending an email back to [virtually] anyone who hasn't deleted the "sent from my iPhone/Blackberry" bollocks off their autosignature. It states simply 'wanker'. I draw the line if my boss does it - actually, I don't, I draw the line at my boss' boss' boss.

I would object less to the "let me put it into my iPhone" for some reason - not sure why. Face to face contact and not automated wankery?

ClaireDeLoon Thu 23-Dec-10 20:15:02

That's nice tribpot!

TrillianAstra Thu 23-Dec-10 20:15:04

In some cases where people have a Blackberry for work-related purposes andanother phon of some kind for personal it makes sense.

I try to refer to my iphone with a silent 'i' if I can.

What is vac'ing up? Vacuuming? Hoovering is the accepted generic now, as Kleenex is in the US (but not here). Now when people say 'Dysoning' that's wanky.

maktaitai Thu 23-Dec-10 20:16:18

Do you know, I am so brainwashed that this has never occurred to me, and I think you're quite right.

Although it's partly because I think people are right to want everyone to know about their toptastic hardware, as I really want one.

thisismyboomstick Thu 23-Dec-10 20:16:24

I agree. Tossers

AnnoyingOrange Thu 23-Dec-10 20:17:54

"sent from my iPhone" explains all the random autocorrects

ClaireDeLoon Thu 23-Dec-10 20:19:12

I would never say dysoning but do say hoovering, that surely goes back to the 70's when I was a child and is therefore non-poncey.

I have an iphone and a blackberry and have never said 'how nice to see you again, let me put your number into my blackberry/iphone' because if it was work (blackberry) they would have given me a business card and if it wasn't work I probably wouldn't want their number anyway because if I haven't seen them for ages it probably means I don't really like them a great deal.

TheBountyMuncher Thu 23-Dec-10 20:21:23

Yes. Tossers.

I have a friend who insists on calling her car " my audi" or, when fbing about it hmm, "my audi car"
Sounds fucking silly.

<thanks for giving me chance to get that off my chest!>
<typed and sent from my samsung laptop> wink

starkadder Thu 23-Dec-10 20:21:54

I have a Blackberry and have left the "sent from my Blackberry" thing on it as it is true that sending an email from a tiny annoying mobile phone basically means your email will be much less well written and have many more mistakes in it. So it is a disclaimer, basically, not a show off thing.

I do call it my "phone" though but that's because I don't have another mobile - if I had a personal mobile as well, I'd probably refer to that as my phone and call the dreaded Blackberry the Blackberry.

If that makes sense.

Disclaimer - the fact that this post is badly written is due to the red wine I have been consuming, not the fact that it was written on my Macbook.

RockinRobinBird Thu 23-Dec-10 20:24:13

Barely even noticed the sent from my iPhone signature let alone thought about it. I don't linger on it that much, just write the email and end.

But the kind of person who sends back an email that just says wanker is clearly uneducated with a poor vocabulary anyway so I probably wouldn't be emailing your sort.

Ormirian Thu 23-Dec-10 20:26:14

Ohhhh... I see what you mean. I thought you were objecting to the use of 'my' confused

Agree. from the POV of the other party to the conversation it's just a phone.

lobsters Thu 23-Dec-10 20:35:53

I've left the sent by Blackberyy on for 2 reasons, 1) it explains the rubbish typing, 2) I've no idea how to take it off.

SuchProspects Thu 23-Dec-10 20:38:01

I hate this too. The annoying thing is - I do it. Which drives me crazy. No idea why I do it. It's not like I watch the advertising. Have been desperately trying to stop but it's not working.

SnowyGonzalez Thu 23-Dec-10 20:41:42

Stark, why not change the message so it just says " sent from my phone"? It's like wearing a t-short with Gap emblazoned across the front.

PureAsTheColdDrivenSnow Thu 23-Dec-10 21:05:18

I haven't done that because I don't know how.. (and it's arse)

MrsMustardSeed Thu 23-Dec-10 21:05:37

I always delete the "sent from my iPhone" as it gives away the fact that I was answering the email on my way to work late/from the pub cafe instead of being at my desk!

Firawla Thu 23-Dec-10 22:26:37

i dont even know how to take the sent from my iphone thing off, i quite like it anyway so happy to leave it on. Dont think i would say "put your number into my iphone" though!

MsKLo Thu 23-Dec-10 22:30:15

I have an iPhone but I have never ever said let me put your number etc in my iPhone I just say phone but thinking about it, I know plenty of people who do, usually guys interestingly enough!

(sent from my iPhone ;-))

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