You probably recognize this little device and say, "Oh yes, that's an iPhone. It's one of those freaky-deaky Mac things."
You would be right about that. It is called an iPhone and it is freaky-deaky. I have one because Jethro insisted. Now I have to admit that I kind of like the thing.
But people, calling it a PHONE is ridiculous. This thing is not just a phone. It's a calculator and a camera and a music player and a calendar and a tiny video screen. It does map things I don't even understand. If I gave a crap about the stock market it would tell me all about that stuff too.
I can't call it a phone. But of course because it's made by those Apple computer dudes it has to have a little i in front of it. iEverything.
And that's why this thing is now called an iGadget.
So far I've converted Jethro and his engineer (that's Bubba to you) and I think my auntie says iGadget too now. (Are you out there, Auntie D????)
This concludes today's lesson on how Heidi the Hick is changing the language. You may now discuss.