non-technie ?

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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 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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whl626 said:
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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whl626 said:
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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whl626 said:
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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whl626 said:
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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