Originally Posted by jsutter71
I like to cover my bases from the Verbiage Nazi's. No Offense Mega Man, but when referring to a terminal, connector or tool, I'll just say a MOLEX branded whatever. And you sound like you may be in the Houston area regarding your reference of soda as coke. I'm from Houston but live in San Antonio. Personally I'm more of a medium sweet tea drinker.
I was born in Texarkana but moved to Austin in 1952 when I was 8 and spent my childhood there . Lived in Houston for 4 years and Dallas for 4 years but have been away from Texas for quite some time.
Language, despite any efforts to preserve it's present codification, is democratic and fluid. Despite all efforts to "freeze" it's codification, people will "vote" on usage despite all efforts of language bureaucrats to thwart that. If that weren't true we would all still be speaking Elizabethan English. The fluidity occurs when people aren't isolated from one another and the democracy of language is in full force. On Tangiers Island off the coast of Virginia, the community was so isolated that they all still speak a form of Elizabethan English though over the past few years I think that has begun to erode.
In the crowd of old electronics people I hang out with, they would look at me askance if I referred to this connector as an AMP Mate-N-Lock. On the other hand if I found myself amongst the people Mega Man hangs out with, AMP Connector might be the standard or it least it would be appropriate to differentiate rather than using the generic "molex". No right and wrong here really - it's analogous to congressional districts. My district is an aging populace. Most of the world pronounce router "rooter" and Americans usually pronounce it "rowter" though in the very early days of computers we usually said "rooter" also. Democracy took over.