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comment Is there a word to describe the situation where you call someone and hang up so they call you back?
I feel that of all the proposals so far 'ring my phone' makes the most sense, however it's a phrase and not a word. Saying 'ring me' has the same meaning as 'call me'. Even still, however, I feel most people would interpret 'ring my phone' as 'call me and I'll answer' not 'call me and I'll not pick up and I will call you back'.
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comment Is there a word to describe the situation where you call someone and hang up so they call you back?
I had this word in mind actually but I disregarded it as I thought that the assumed intent of "phone tag" (trying to actually contact the person) was part of the definition. Here and here are definitions of phone tag. These definitions include the intent to contact the other party.
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comment Is there a word to describe the situation where you call someone and hang up so they call you back?
Honestly, that word is too long for the suggested definition. If a word was to be adopted it would most likely be much shorter. Perhaps a derivation of that Czech word, though I can't think of any. It is more likely that an existing English word with a similar meaning will be modified to include this new definition.
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asked Is there a word to describe the situation where you call someone and hang up so they call you back?
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answered Is there a word for the person who hides truth in order to deceive?
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revised What do you call a man who knows well how to fix his household appliances?
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comment What do you call a man who knows well how to fix his household appliances?
haha I'll add that in
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comment What do you call a man who knows well how to fix his household appliances?
Ah, but that's all about how you use the sentence and the context surrounding it. If we are talking about insane asylums, yes, that would be a legitimate interpretation of the sentence. However, if I said, "This house has so much wrong with it, good thing Mandy is such a good fixer-upper", I think the meaning is clear. (+1 on Handy Mandy btw)
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comment What do you call a man who knows well how to fix his household appliances?
hahaha that's awesome
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answered What is the adjective form for “edit?”
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answered What do you call a man who knows well how to fix his household appliances?