My life, my software, and everything else
By far the most common mistake is to mispronounce one or more of the myriad selection of technical terms incorrectly, or to use the wrong term at the wrong time.
My school had fairly old computers. One day, one of my classmates offered to bring in his computer so that the teacher could do something that was not possible on the current computers we had.
Me and a friend were talking about transferring video from an old VHS-C camera onto my computer in order to be able to edit it.
(VHS-C cameras don't come with 'USV' cords, or USB cords for that matter.)
"...and then I defragmentized my hard drive..."
"What's 'Unicord' support?" (Referring to Unicode support)
Another teacher: "And a computer stores data in ASC 2 files..."
Student: "There's a thousand kilobytes in a megabyte, and a thousand megabytes in a 'kiggabyte'..."
My teacher was on the phone with a print shop, talking about sending files for the creation of a yearbook over the internet:
My teacher wanted to put some pictures onto a CD and send them to a friend.
I accepted them anyway.
One of my teachers would always call a flash drive a "speed stick".
I wonder if she calls a security dongle a "right guard".
"I just unplugged the HDD power to my CD drive..."
"Which CPU is better, a Pentium 4 at 1.7 GHz or a Pentium 4 Celeron at 2.1 GHz?"
One of my friends had bought an old computer. He told me he wanted the screensaver changed. So I opened up Display Properties and clicked the Screensaver tab.
A friend was showing off his new cell phone, which included a web browser. As a demonstration, he went to Yahoo.com. However, the page displayed without styles.