Help Gingrich Find a New Name for 'Cell Phone'
Like 'handheld computer'
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2013 6:47 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Newt Gingrich is launching a new campaign: to find a better name for the cell phone. In a new YouTube video, the former presidential candidate urges followers to suggest a new name for the device we don't really use as a phone much anymore, ABC reports. He likens it to the era when we renamed the "horseless carriage" the "automobile." "Think about it. If it is taking pictures, it’s not a cell phone. If it has a McDonald’s app to tell you where McDonald’s is based on your GPS location—that’s not a cellphone," says Gingrich. "This device is something new and different. I have been calling it a handheld computer."

If you think "smartphone" fits the bill, well, Gingrich doesn't agree. The press coordinator for Gingrich Productions (the video was posted to its YouTube channel) tells ABC, "It's not a smarter way to make phone calls."

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coexzist
May 19, 2013 3:08 AM CDT
oh look, I have either switched to comedy or am stuck on stupid in the past...
Libris_Fidelis
May 15, 2013 1:48 PM CDT
How about "Jail Communicator" which he could and should share with his friends Goering Warcrimes Bush, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, and Robert Gates and Condoleeza Rice (but Colin Powell will be given a pardon because he was the only one connected with Bush who had a conscience).
HonkUSA
May 15, 2013 8:31 AM CDT
How about the 'NEWT FLUTE' . He could stick his up his asshole and play himself to sleep at night .