View Poll Results: one word or two?
cell phone 20 71.43%
cellphone 8 28.57%
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:44 AM
OpalCat OpalCat is offline
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cell phone or cellphone (one word or two?)

Which is it? Which do you use?
Old 06-19-2011, 07:34 AM
Digital is the new Analog Digital is the new Analog is offline
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Oddly enough, at work, where we actually design and make them..we just call them "phones".

It's short for "cellular" phone. Two words.

Old 06-19-2011, 09:45 PM
BigT BigT is online now
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It's said as if it is one word, so it should be spelled the same way. Except when I'm being extremely formal, that's the guide I always use, except for for a few nitpicky words like "a lot" or "all right."
Old 06-19-2011, 09:53 PM
YaraMateo YaraMateo is offline
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I spell it and say it as one word. However, when I ask someone to call me I just say phone, because I don't have a landline.
Old 06-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Gleena Gleena is offline
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Mobile. Or mobile phone.
Old 06-19-2011, 10:05 PM
elfkin477 elfkin477 is online now
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I'd like it to be one word (and "carseat" for a baby too), but spellcheck does not agree with me.
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