Dial 9 First
I was in the school’s main office when a middle school student entered and asked the secretary if he could use the office phone to call home. She gave him permission then said, “Just dial 9 first.”
I turned to the student, “Excuse me, can you tell me what ‘dial’ means?”
He said, “Yeah, it means to push down.”
There you go, a generation for which the actual meaning of the verb ‘dial’ is lost.
I wonder if Dial-a-Prayer is now called Push-a-Prayer?
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