Thanks Andy. You are correct. My Bad.
And Mish, it's all about the jargon. When I talk electronics, I use specific terms such as silicone controlled rectifier, or J-Fet transistor, or VLI microcircuits, or... By using correct terminology, or terms specific to the field of electronics, others in the field know what I'm talking about. In the same way, if we were in a store shopping together, and I had a particular meal in mind that required a flank steak, and you agreed to purchase it for the barbecue next Saturday, but you bought a chuck steak instead, it would mess things up.
Yep, as far as I know them, I try to use the jargon correctly, and if I think the people I'm with kon't know the correct terms, I'll try to use enough descriptive phrasing so that they understand.
On the other hand, too much jargon confuses the issue, and can create hard feelings, or the sense that the person using it is puttin on airs, or showing off. So there is a difference between using correct terminology when it's called for, and just tooting your own horn. I hope I'm not guilty of the latter, though I have been in times past.
'Tis a fine line to walk. And just maybe, I'm beating this dead horse too much
I just can't help myself. It's both a genetic and learned trait for me. And believe me, my Dad was a know-it-all in the extreme, and my Mother insisted we use proper grammer, exercised proper etiquette at the table, etc., etc.
This is what my kids looked like after every "Dad" lecture.
Just ask them. They all have horror stories of the hour and a half lectures from me over something that should have taken 5 minutes. It's a curse.
I'm going away now.
Seeeeya; Goodweed of the North