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    memory stick? pen drive?

    What's the commonest word in English for the USB flash drive?
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    Re: memory stick? pen drive?

    I call it a "flash drive", "pen drive" or "USB stick". I really don't have a preference. I use all of them.

    Note that while most dictionaries do carry the superlative "commonest", it's not often used (in BrE at least). We tend to use "most common".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: memory stick? pen drive?

    "Thumb drive" is what I normally use. Or "memory stick."

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    Re: memory stick? pen drive?

    I personally tend to use 'flash drive' most of the time, although I'll occasionally call them 'thumb drives'.
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