One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Sophie picked up the telephone’
phone, handset, receiver
North American informal horn
1‘he telephoned me last night’
phone, call, get someone on the phone, get on the phone to, get, reach, dial, make a call to, place a call to
British ring up, ring, give someone a ring
informal call up, give someone a call, give someone a buzz, buzz
British informal give someone a bell, bell, give someone a tinkle, get on the blower to
North American informal get someone on the horn
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