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    touchscreen cashpoints?

    Hello

    What do you call cashpoints that use touchscreen system?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: touchscreen cashpoints?

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Hello

    What do you call cashpoints that use touchscreen system?

    Thanks a lot
    I think you answered your own question in the title. I wouldn't necessarily differentiate between the old-style push-button cashpoints and the new touchscreen ones, but if I had to I think I would call them "touchscreen cashpoints"!

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    Re: touchscreen cashpoints?

    Thanks
    I was thinking of sensitive screens or something like light pen, maybe light screens?

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    Re: touchscreen cashpoints?

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
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    I was thinking of sensitive screens or something like light pen, maybe light screens?
    Well, a touchscreen can also be called "touch sensitive". I wouldn't understand what someone meant if they referred to a "light screen cashpoint". I would think they meant "light, not dark".

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    Re: touchscreen cashpoints?

    Are you referring to ATMs?
    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.

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    Re: touchscreen cashpoints?

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    Are you referring to ATMs?
    Yes, Barb! In the UK, we call them cashpoints or cashpoint machines. I'd never heard ATM until I went to America and the rest of continental Europe! We like to be different, you know!

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    Re: touchscreen cashpoints?

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Hello

    What do you call cashpoints that use touchscreen system?

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    Petri dishes?

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    Re: touchscreen cashpoints?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, Barb! In the UK, we call them cashpoints or cashpoint machines. I'd never heard ATM until I went to America and the rest of continental Europe! We like to be different, you know!
    I'd never heard the term until I had to translate a document that used it, but it is the term used in the industry, I believe.

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