"Plug socket"

Why do some people call the thing on the wall a "plug socket"? Isn't that a bit like saying a "cock vagina"?
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On Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:46:46 +0100, "James Wilkinson"
Is it not closer to saying 'railway station' to distinguish from a bus station, police station or electricity substation? 'Socket' has more than one meaning.
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But "meet me at the railway station" is required so you don't wait for me at the bus station. However "plug the hoover into the socket" suffices. Most people would not attempt to insert the plug into their eye socket. Also you wouldn't say "the train is stopping at the railway station", just "the station". You only need the extra word when there's ambiguity.
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But who does say "plug the hoover into the plug socket"?
I might say "I'm just going to order some plug sockets from Screwfix" though...
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I'd say "electrical sockets". A plug is the opposite of a socket. So you call those socket plugs?
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Hoover is a trade name - and they did not challenge its mis-use. It is ridiculous to use terms like Henry Hoover - or Dyson Hoover.
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With no repairs others than consumables? Perhaps they've improved their quality.
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On 23/09/2016 12:55, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Correct, no repairs and still got the original filter.
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On 9/23/2016 7:55 AM, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

We have a DC01, bought about 19 years ago, still working well. The relative who recommended it to me still has his even older one, and it's also still in regular use.
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On 23/09/16 14:07, S Viemeister wrote:

I didn't ship a 50's Hoover constellation home from S Africa in 1983 because it was too heavy. It still worked perfectly.
Let's face it, its a disgrace that Dysons have so many spare parts. Back in the day all that wore out was the rotating brush, the rubber belt, sometimes the bag, and the carbon brushes in the motor.
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What have this to do with anything?

You mean that it's a disgrace that it's easy to buy spare parts?
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On 23/09/16 21:05, Tim Streater wrote:

Its so expensive to buy spare parts.
MY point was simple. 20 years is the expected lifespan of ANY vacuum, not just a DieSoon, and the total lifetime cost of a DieSoon with all the necessary repairs is WAY more then other machines.
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I found it odd that so much space was given over to them in a Curries. Must be pretty fast moving to justify that amount of floor space.
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or have a very "good" profit margin.
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On Friday, 23 September 2016 14:07:04 UTC+1, S Viemeister wrote:

It does depend how you treat them I guess, I was dysoning up after using pa int stripper on my door, not sure if that will efect the plastic it certain ly made my food go a bit red through my socks so maybe it'll do something t o the hose too, but it won;t stop me using it. I used my DC05 and the hose split there was a screw I;d dysoned up sticking slightly out of it and wedbed in an awakward place so I traded it in at ag ros for a new one. My portable one rolled down the stairs a week ago and st ill works OK. They might not be the best cleaners but everyone I know personlly is very p leased with them and say they work much better than there previous cleaner. I am tempted by the G-tech advertised on TV but it's about the same price as a dyson at £300 .
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Mine lasted about the same time. Had to chuck it when parts were no longer available (even s/h or pattern)
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On 25/09/16 18:22, Mike Tomlinson wrote:

VacsRus in Suffolk have a room full of dyson (s)crappers stripped and ready to refurb old Die soons.
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On 25/09/16 18:57, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

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Thanks for the tip, bookmarked.
There's a guy locally that refurbs them and sells them on. He took my old DC01 in partex and gave me a DC07 with the HEPA filter, serviced, filters, belt and clutch changed, looked new, for 40 quid. The colour is pretty vomitous, though. Purple?! But it works. For now.
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Mine needed the power cable to be shortened by about 6" and rewired into the machine (somehow it had frayed and shorted). It also needed a new flexible hose (old one had split). That's in 20 years.
Only actually got rid of it because it was a bit heavy and noisy in today's terms, and the bit you actually run along teh floor was showing signs of wear.
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