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Dear qwestdex yellow pages: [Jul. 2nd, 2004|02:04 pm]
Just me.
I remember when you changed your heading from "Records and tapes-retail" to "Compact discs, tapes and records- retail", even though "record" is often meant to mean "recording" and not "vinyl LP". But I was okay with that; it's important to change terminology as times change.

So I have to ask you what the deal is with "Stereo & Hi Fi--New and used". Hi-fi?! Has anyone born after 1950 ever used this term, even ironically? To me, a "hi-fi" is something you use to play tunes from the "hit parade", while wearing a "sweater set" or "pedal-pushers". Or has this term retained meaning for the serious audiophile set?

Also, I need to get an oil change for my "horseless carriage" and can't seem to find that heading in your book- please advise.

sincerely,

lara
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[User Picture]From: das_prompt
2004-07-02 10:12 am (UTC)
Back when I sold electronics, I had this one guy ask me if a certain television was "monophonic."
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2004-07-02 10:35 am (UTC)
This is age discrimination.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-07-02 10:39 am (UTC)

bring on the lawyers!

cool, who can we sue? Hey, how about you? You're a white male! :-)
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2004-07-02 10:41 am (UTC)

Re: bring on the lawyers!

We should sue you. By challenging the decision to maintain elderly-friendly terms you are attempting to disempower the seniors in our community. It's unconstitutional.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-07-02 10:48 am (UTC)

Re: bring on the lawyers!

Seniors should take responsibility for learning new terminology if they really need to purchase a new turntable to listen to their Glenn Miller Long-playing phonodiscs on.

Besides, they have too much power already. Fight the (old) Man!

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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2004-07-02 11:04 am (UTC)
I have to say I actually kinda enjoy things like this. Reminds me that we are part of an ever-changing culture, and that I don't know it all. Hi-fi is one of my favorite things I really don't understand.
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[User Picture]From: eumenide
2004-07-02 12:34 pm (UTC)

archaic

I totally use the phrase "sweater set."

And "twin set!"

I prefer "clamdiggers" to "pedal pushers."

But then, I am secretly 80 years old.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-07-02 01:01 pm (UTC)

editor's choice

oddly, I had "clamdiggers" originally, and then changed it to "pedal-pushers" as an afterthought. heh!
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-07-03 05:39 am (UTC)

Re: editor's choice

sounds like someone's been watching "queer eye for the straight girl's pants" again....
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