In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on keyboard)carriage return key — retorno masculine
- The court reporter taps on a manual typewriter - you can hear the separate sound when he presses the shift key for upper case letters, and when he slides the carriage return brrrrrrrrrrr along its track.
- The carriage return is low, straight and unfussy so it can tuck inside.
- The modern return key is just a replacement for the satisfying swish of the carriage return lever.
- This program can be set to automatically insert a hard carriage return when your text has reached 65 characters.
- Not to mention all those glorious noises, the clang and clatter, the rhythmic ring of the carriage return.
- What with the heavy nature of the machines and the need to imprint through three layers of carbons, a strong stroke was needed on each key and a firm arm to whack the carriage return.
- Rather than formatting paragraphs, why not use carriage return repeatedly?
- Chadwick says: ‘With a typewriter you had the luxury of changing the paper and hitting the carriage return but with a computer your hands rarely move away from the keyboard.’
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