I was listening to a talk show on the radio one day last week while driving and one of the hosts, a guy, said that with the advent of cell phones, butt dialing is becoming a “word” in the English language. I tried to listen some more and see if he would comment on the fact that, presently, the standard, official and more preferred word for the same thing is pocket dialing; but he didn’t, and neither did the other host (a female).
While pocket dialing is now the official and proper word, butt dialing is the slangy, if not the pejorative, one.
And if you’re Samoan and happen to be one of those who would care less about these ambiguities, then maybe the Samoan versions will change that. Consider “vili muli/no’o”( butt dialing) and “vili taga”(pocket dialing). LOL!
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Note: The Samoan translations above are not yet standard/official/proper words yet, at least in the telecommunications context.