What’s the deal with airlines calling headphones a “headset”? When someone says “headset” I think of headphones with an attached microphone. Like what pilots use. Or people in TV studios. And “lavatory” instead of “toilet”? I realize that it’s an airplane and not a building, but why not use vocabulary that people are used to? And “aft”?
One time I was waiting to pick up my luggage at the baggage claim conveyor and I heard the following announcement, “if there are too many bags on the conveyor the belt will break, so if you see your bag please remove it.” Good advice, but… maybe not necessary.
When I read this, I kept imagining Jerry Seinfeld saying it in a stand-up routine.
“And what’s the deal with airlines calling headphones a headset?”