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'Excuse me, could everyone be quiet, I'm trying to talk on my cellphone.'
"I do support your right to free speech - I just don't support your tone."
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"The tone of the letter is stern, almost threatening, but - see here? - he signs with a smiley face, so I think we may be alright."
Tags:memo, memos, written communication, written communications, letter, letters, non verbal communication, non-verbal communications, subtext, subtexts, stern, tone, analysis, lawyer, lawyers, literary criticism, literary critics, attorney, attorneys, tones, sternness, smiley, smileys, smiley face, smiley faces, emoticon, emoticons, literary analysis, deconstruction
"I once mistakenly thought I was dating someone for a whole month because I couldn't tell his texts were sarcastic."
Tags:sarcastic, sarcasm, sarcasticness, text, texts, text message, text messages, misread, misreads, misreading, misunderstand, misunderstands, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, tone, tones, date, dates, dating, single, single life, single lives, misinterpret, misinterpreting, misinterpretation, hard to read, difficult to read, prickly, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, modern life, online dating, online date, online dates, internet dating, internet dating site, internet dating sites, ambiguous, ambiguity
"Three tones will follow. Then there will be some buzzing noises, a woman giggling, and the incomparable Louis Armstrong singing 'I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal you.' The woman giggling marks the correct time."
'She's having withdrawal symptoms. Her cellphone's in repair.'
'No, Kelsy, It's not the days before text messaging.'
'I don't like your tone, Mr Baines.'
'Don't use that ring tone with me, young man!'
'We like the job you're doing, but were wondering if you could switch up the ringtones from time to time.'
'If you text for a glass of water one more time, Daddy's going to take away your cell phone.'
"Mr. Kellwood is looking for someone to assist him in recasting his journals into a form suitable for wider audience. The tone should be urbane, warm, and scholarly—somewhat in the manner of Lewis Thomas, but, of course, about plywood."
Tags:journal, journals, journalist, journalists, journalism, autobiography, autobiographies, autobiographical, scholar, scholars, scholarly, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, editing, form, forms, format, formats, ghost writer, ghost writers, ghost writing, writer, writers, writing, author, authors, tone, tones, request, requests, requesting, nonfiction, non-fiction
"It's not your phone—they're playing 'Für Elise.'"
Tags:phone, phones, fur elise, music, orchestra, orchestras, classical, classical music, technology, phone, phones, cell, cells, mobile, mobiles, smartphone, smartphones, ringtone, tone, ring, ringing, tones, ringtones, rings, alarm, alarms, technology, disturb, disturbed, disturbing, classic, performed, symphony, symphonies, cell phone, cellphone, cellphones, cell phones
'After we learn the alphabet, are we going to learn how to text?'
'Something in warm, earth tones. I'm sick of white.'
Male Voice Choir: Tenor, Baritone and Bass
'And now, Mozart's F-Major Concerto for Bassoon and Default Ring Tone.'
'Sorry, babes, but I need to hang up. My mobile's just become unfashionable.'
"I love it when you use your 'All Things Considered' voice."
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, pretentious, snob, snobs, snobby, radio, radio voice, radio personality, radio personalities, entertainment, professional voice, serious voice, change of tone, tones, tone of voice, attitude, npr, national public radio, news story, news stories, seduce, seduces, seduction, seductions, seductive, dulcet tones, liberal, liberals, voice, voices
'We'll be back in an hour. Answer the phone if it rings, Burl.' 'What if it doesn't?'
'Is that a cell phone? What the heck is a cell phone doing in my mobile home?'
Dr Samuel Crank, inventor of the trick call.
Tags:prank call, prank calls, prank, pranks, joke, jokes, invent, inventing, invented, inventor, inventors, ring, rings, ringtone, ringtones, tone, tones, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, cell phone, cell phones, cellphone, cellphones, mobile phone, mobile phones, call, calls, brevity, brevity
Suddenly, God wondered if Saint Andrew had a cooler cellphone than him.
"Yes, we have blue cheese. Do you want it in electric, sky or navy blue?"
Tags:cheese, cheeses, blue cheeses, gourmet, gourmets, gourmand, gourmands, cheese connoisseur, cheese connoisseurs, turophile, turophiles, blue, food, dairy, fresh, milk, mold, meal, delicious, snack, gourmet, restaurant, piece, french, soft, yellow, brie, eat, cuisine, menu, swiss, tones, electric, sky, navy gorgonzola, healthy, dinner, france, appetizer, roquefort, cambozola, fungus, store