Walky-talky, Handy-talky, and Creepy-peepy?
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 100 19:01:55 -0700
Subject: Walky-talky, Handy-talky, and Creepy-peepy?
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From: Tom Parmenter <email@example.com>
World War II saw the development of the first portable radio-telephones.
The first of these, of a size suitable to mule transport, was called a
"walky-talky". Later, the hand-held version, familiar from many movies,
was called a "handy-talky". Popular usage applied the term "walky-talky"
to the "handy-talky". Early movie-camera setups were called
"creepy-peepies", but that didn't take either.
© 2000 Peter Langston