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why are they called wall warts?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Eric R Snow, Aug 4, 2004.

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  1. Eric R Snow

    Eric R Snow Guest

    The subject says it all. Anybody know?
  2. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  3. Don Bruder

    Don Bruder Guest

    Warts are (usually) ugly little things hanging off your flesh.

    Wall warts are (usually) ugly little things hanging off your wall.

    You do the math...
  4. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    Here comes the run on sentence of the month, courtesy Active8 :)

    Because that way, when you go to Radio Shack and ask for a wall wart
    and the sales puke doesn't know WTF you're talking about, and you
    show him, he'll insist it's whatever *they* call it, and then you'll
    know what you're dealing with at RS.

    Then you go to the computers and type in one of their names as the
    password to log on, and change the password >:)
  5. Eric R Snow

    Eric R Snow Guest

    Remember how RS used to ask for your name and address for even the
    smallest purchase? A friend of mine was buying a small part and the
    salesman asked the usual and my friend refused. The salesman was
    persistent so after being asked several times my friend relented said
    his first name was "YO". The salesman wrote that down and then my
    friend said his last name was "MAMA". The salesman finally took his
  6. Eric R Snow

    Eric R Snow Guest

    DUH! Thank You.
  7. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    They still do in many cases. I think some of them got tired of it
    and just skip it.
    I got tire of that. I found out all the sales dweeb has to do (at
    that time, but they still can and don't even argue with me) is hit
    the esc key and that gets him out of the junk mail screen.
  8. Let me also suggest the term "cord wart" for the kind that is a box midway
    along a cord...
  9. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  10. krw

    krw Guest

    The charger for my beard trimmer is a Whal wart. it Friday yet?
  11. John Miller

    John Miller Guest

    Whazzat? An Asian knock-off of a Wahl wart?
  12. krw

    krw Guest

    No, I can't tpye.
  13. "Whal" -- From the same fine folks that gave you "Wein bridge"! :)
  14. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    You think typing's bad, just try stereotyping sometime.
  15. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest

    Oh, stereotyping is easy. Mine's a Kenwood.

    Bob M.
  16. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    No. Stereotyping is what the bad guy in "Under Siege II - The Dark
    Teritory" did to enter the passwords simultaneously.
  17. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Some purported unicorn horns are actually narwhal tusk. :)

  18. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    From "The Best Cartoons From Punch" ca. 1955:

    Man at typewriter repair shop, to shopkeeper:
    "Pvpry timp I strikp thp lpttpr "p", I gpt an "e".

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