When Nomenclature Goes Amok

, , | | Right | June 22, 2017

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Tech Support: “All right…now double-click on the File Manager icon.”

Customer: “That’s why I hate this ‘Windows’–because of the icons–I’m a Protestant, and I don’t believe in icons.”

Tech Support: “Well, that’s just an industry term sir. I don’t believe it was meant to-”

Customer: “I don’t care about any ‘industry terms’. I don’t believe in icons.”

Tech Support: “Well…why don’t you click on the ‘little picture’ of a file cabinet…it’s a ‘little picture’, okay?”

Customer: *hangs up*

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  • Trillium

    Why do people care about words so much? If you don’t believe in icons, then the word is just mumbo-jumbo to you, what do you care?
    I’d couuuuuld understand if a Catholic or Orthodox was outraged that a word for holy pictures was used for mundane items, but this is plain silly.

    • Jessica B

      I think the word he was looking for was “idol”… not “icon”. He confused the two words. I mean, it’s not uncommon. I once confused the words “retired” and “retarded”. Still, I was 6. What’s this guy’s excuse?