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    non-technie ?

    i wonder if there is such word available to mean ' not so much as a technician ' or ' someone who doesn't know much about technical stuff '

    Is there such a word ' technie ' used as slang to substitute ' technician ' in spoken English ?

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    non-technie ?

    i wonder if there is such word available to mean ' not so much as a technician ' or ' someone who doesn't know much about technical stuff '

    Is there such a word ' technie ' used as slang to substitute ' technician ' in spoken English ?


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    I have heard techi. You may want to beat around the bush a bit and call it technologically challenged.


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    I have heard techi. You may want to beat around the bush a bit and call it technologically challenged.


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    Re: non-technie ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    i wonder if there is such word available to mean ' not so much as a technician ' or ' someone who doesn't know much about technical stuff '

    Is there such a word ' technie ' used as slang to substitute ' technician ' in spoken English ?
    techie.


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    Re: non-technie ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    i wonder if there is such word available to mean ' not so much as a technician ' or ' someone who doesn't know much about technical stuff '

    Is there such a word ' technie ' used as slang to substitute ' technician ' in spoken English ?
    techie.

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    Re: non-technie ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    i wonder if there is such word available to mean ' not so much as a technician ' or ' someone who doesn't know much about technical stuff '

    Is there such a word ' technie ' used as slang to substitute ' technician ' in spoken English ?
    We often use "tech" to substitute for technician.

    x-ray tech
    hematology tech

    The word "techie" means someone who is very interested or competent in a technical field.

    Someone who doesn't know much about technical things is more difficult for one word. One could use "luddite" but "technology challenged" might be clearer to most.

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    Can I concort it as ' non-techie ' to mean someone uncompetent in the technical field then ?

    Because we always refer to people who are not native speaker as ' non-native speaker'

    This is how I think up the term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Can I concort it as ' non-techie ' to mean someone uncompetent in the technical field then ?

    Because we always refer to people who are not native speaker as ' non-native speaker'

    This is how I think up the term.
    I don't see why not. That's a pretty good suggestion. :wink:

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    That is what I anticipated :). Thanks

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