Leave it on the Machine

Growing up, the phrase “Leave it on the machine” meant one thing and one thing only:  Call me on a hardline telephone and leave a specific voice message on the answering machine connected to the hardline telephone in my house.  I’m not sure when that turn of phrase fell out of favor — does anyone say, “Leave it on voice mail” today?

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Deaf Services Used for Hearing Profit

The Deaf in America are, many times, unable to make a text phone call via the internet because Hearing teenaged pranksters and professional foreign scammers are using the service instead. IP Relay allows a Deaf person to go to a website and place a phone call by typing in the phone number they want to call. A live Operator will dial the call and then voice whatever the Deaf person types and also type whatever is spoken back in response to the Deaf caller.

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