Hermit wrote:Look, I can't be arsed typing out "transistor radio" every time I'm referring to you. The contraction to "Tranny" will just have to do, and it's not really all that insulting for that reason, Tranny.Tyrannical wrote:After I explicitly mention that I don't appreciate being called that, you continue to do so. Are you really going to force me to report your actions to a moderator or will you just agree to behave yourself?Hermit wrote:Depends. Triodes in the form of vacuum tubes were around since 1907. They were bulky, consumed a lot of power, but very useful in the electronics industry, particularly so in radios. By the sixties they had evolved into solid-state devices called transistors - a contraction of the term 'transfer resistor'. These things were so cheap, tiny, economic and robust that it became possible to mass produce quite small radios that ran on a set of batteries for hours and could easily be taken to picnics, parties or wherever. Every juvenile seemed to have one, but nobody could be bothered to say "I'll bring my transistor radio along then" or "I need new batteries for my transistor radio." "Transistor radio" was contracted to "tranny." Your bleatings remind me of the sort of stuff I heard in the sixties over the tranny. So, as I said, Tranny, think of it as poetic license.Tyrannical wrote:Tranny is just an insult.
I already told you the three letterer abbreviation Tyr is acceptable.
We both know how the moderation staff would rule, so why press the point? I am asking politely after all.