Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    sunsunmoon is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Argentina
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    424
    Post Thanks / Like

    e-mailer / texter

    But at $100 from retailers like Amazon.com (NasdaqGS: AMZN - News) and Wirefly, the Torch can be a pretty good deal. It's not quite as fast and doesn't have the screen resolution of some of its peers, but the BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard is a big plus for heavy e-mailers and texters.
    (From Yahoo! Finance - Financially Fit)


    What is the difference between "e-mailer" and "texter"?

  2. #2
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,520
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    You don't know the difference between receiving an e-mail and a text?

    Mobile-to-mobile is a text.

    blah.bhah[at]emailprovider.com is an e-mail address and goes to another e-mail address.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  3. #3
    sunsunmoon is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Argentina
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    424
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    I'm very sorry that there are a whole lot of things I don't know.

  4. #4
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    24,938
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    I'm very sorry that there are a whole lot of things I don't know.
    There are lots of things that many people don't know - don't worry!

    A "text" is an SMS, sent from/to a mobile phone (cellphone) number.
    An email is an electronic written message sent from and received at an email address (example given by Barb).

  5. #5
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,520
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    Two little usage points:
    SMS is not used in the US. I was unfamiliar with the term until I started coming to these types of forums.

    We also usually say "cell phone" instead of "mobile phone."

    I expect the text you read was American.

    I'm sorry - I didn't mean for my prior post to sound rude. As I re-read it, I'm sorry to see it did.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  6. #6
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    24,938
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Two little usage points:
    SMS is not used in the US. I was unfamiliar with the term until I started coming to these types of forums.

    We also usually say "cell phone" instead of "mobile phone."

    I expect the text you read was American.
    We don't usually use "SMS" in the UK either. I got used to it when I lived in Spain. In the UK, we just "text" someone. I'm used to cellphone from American TV and also from Spain, but in the UK we still only refer to them as "mobile phones" or just "mobiles".

  7. #7
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    If it's not used in the USA or the UK, where is 'SMS' used?

  8. #8
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    24,938
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    If it's not used in the USA or the UK, where is 'SMS' used?
    Good question! I think most of us just know that that's what they're technically called, but none of us call them that. I know a lot of people who don't actually know what SMS even stands for but they know the term.

    Anyone here from an English-speaking nation actually use SMS as standard?

  9. #9
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    44,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    I have mostly heard it used by people from other European countries- I learnt it from a Czech student.

  10. #10
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    24,938
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: e-mailer / texter

    I've known it ever since I started using a mobile and the term is still used in all the instruction booklets.

    They use it in Spanish (esse-emme-esse) although I did heard a few Spaniards starting to say "texto"!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •