I am now Annoyed [Re: Old oscilloscope help: ideas sought]

Rod Smallwood RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk
Thu Mar 1 12:18:53 CST 2007


Comment from the UK

Cathode Ray display devices such as TV, Terminals, Oscilloscopes etc.
are generally refered to as "tubes" over here. 'Valve' is taken to mean
the glass (or metal) enveloped switching or amplifying devices.

Special devices such as photomultipliers are also normally called tubes.

Rod Smallwood


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On 3/1/07, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 28 Feb 2007 at 19:00, der Mouse wrote:
>
> > Actually, come to think of it, looking at your (natural enough) use 
> > of "valve" where I'd write "tube", I'm curious - are CRTs called 
> > CRTs on your side of the pond, or something else (CRV?)?
>
> This has come up before--it's "tube" if I recall.  The same applies to

> terms suchl as TWT.
>
> The only difference is that some pronounce it "chube"
                                         ^^^^^^

"all". No-one British that I've ever heard pronounces it "toob".
People would look at you funny if you did ;)

Ed.






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