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48008Re: [Czechlist] "Call us on"

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  • James Kirchner
    Dec 28, 2011
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      Yes. That's right. Possibly because Facebook is viewed on a monitor, and things viewed on monitors are like TV shows. People are "on" TV shows, but "in" stage shows, but "on" stage.

      Complicated enough for you? :-)

      Jamie

      On Dec 28, 2011, at 7:38 AM, Josef Hlavac wrote:

      > Am I correct in thinking that one would nevertheless "be on Facebook", meaning that one has a Facebook account (and not necessarily using it right now)?
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      > Josef
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      > On 28.12.2011 13:17, James Kirchner wrote:
      >> In North America you call someone "on" a device but "at" a number.
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      >> In a British ESL book I had to use in the Czech Republic, a job interviewer asked a man, "Are you on the phone?" In North America that means, "Are you using the phone to talk to someone right this moment?" but I guess in the book it was supposed to mean, "What is your phone number?"
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      >> Jamie
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