Game parody site Dorkly.com sometimes collects "nerdy" stories from its readers. The site's latest batch contains a Nintendo DS-related yarn that some of us might relate to:
"I work for airport security which means part of my job involves telling people to remove all their personal electronics. The other day I saw a young teenager walk up carrying his Nintendo DS. Without thinking about it, I told him "You need to put your GameBoy in the X-ray." The kid got a confused look on his face and in a very puzzled tone, asked me "What's a GameBoy?" I almost started to cry right there. -MikeI'm guilty of calling my Nintendo DS and 3DS my "Game Boy" all the time. It could be because I was given the original Game Boy as a Christmas gift way back in 1990, and I played with it religiously clear up until I bought my Game Boy Color around 1999 or so.
But as Mike's story demonstrates, if you call a Nintendo portable a "Game Boy," you're showing your age.
Are you firm about calling portable game systems (or any game system, for that matter) by their registered retail names?
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