In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1centralita feminineconmutador masculine Latin Americabefore noun switchboard operator — telefonista feminine
- Remember when the telephone industry had switchboards and operators?
- He actually worked in the centre of Birmingham on the emergency telephone switchboard.
- During WW I field telephones and switchboards were developed.
- This brief account leaves the impression that the central nervous system is little more than a set of cables running up and down, with something akin to a telephone switchboard in between.
- Extra personnel were dispatched to the switchboard, and nonessential telephone calls were rerouted to voice mail boxes.
- The tactical network consisted of satellite terminals, telephone switchboards and data network operation equipment.
- I think she still believes there are ladies with headsets and twinsets plugging away at switchboards.
- Callers jammed the switchboards of radio stations to express their shock at the fall from grace of a national hero after the news broke yesterday morning.
- They jammed telephone switchboards or left town, many just huddled on their front lawns in a state of fear, resignation or hysteria.
- Callers were unable to get through to one of North Yorkshire Police's main switchboards when its telephone system was plunged into ‘chaos’ at the weekend.
- By 1887 there were 26,000 telephones in use in Britain (and 150,000 in the United States) and multiple switchboards had been installed in most major towns and cities.
- The paper also quoted an unnamed American contractor who had prepared a bid to install telephone switchboards at the Qatar base.
- I was asked to work through to operate the telephone switchboard, and she was certainly very busy making dozens of calls.
- On the plus side, the system worked despite the switchboard and office phone system.
- As manual switchboards were phased out after World War II, we started moving from analog to digital telephony.
- As well as improvements to messes, major works included installation of new switchboards, an improved stern door, removal and cleaning of both propellers, hull survey work and the addition of tank deck drains.
- Had the switchboard at the hotel connected her to the wrong room?
- Last year the traffic on international telephone switchboards topped 100 billion for the first time.
- The devices were intended to tap phone lines used by the various governments, and were reportedly installed at the building's switchboard.
- That's where the workers were, that's where the telephone switchboard was, that's where the suppliers were.
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