Thursday, October 30, 2008

Can't talk now, I'm at the phone

For most of my life, it was usual for people to write "call me on 12345678". Now it seems to be common for people to use "at 12345678" instead.

Is this a Hong Kong Chinglish thing, or in today's digital world, do people no longer recognise any distinction between a physical location and an electronic one?


ulaca said...

Nothing so sinister - Americans commonly say 'call me at'.

Private Beach said...

So it's just the Americans corrupting the English language again.