Electronics vs Electronic Technician

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  1. praondevou

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    Guys,

    what is the correct expression:

    Electronics Technician

    OR

    Electronic Technician ???

    It's used for our E-mail signatures and they want us to change it from Electronics to Electronic.

    My feeling told me "Electronics " is correct in this case, though.

    Thanks:rolleyes:
     
  2. MrChips

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    "Electronics Technician".

    An electronic technician would be someone like C-3PO.
     
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  3. praondevou

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    LOL. That's what I thought. "Electronic" would be an adjective then, right?
     
  4. t_n_k

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    I believe both are acceptable usage. I always use electronics but that's more by habit than certainty.
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    Last year I couldn't spell "Technician" now I are one!
    Max.;)
     
  6. spinnaker

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    Is it, "I got my hair cut" or " I got my hairs cut"?

    My Grandpa would say "hairs". When challenged, he would say "I got them all cut didn't I"? Hard to argue with that one. :)
     
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  7. JoeJester

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    I would say Electronics. I was in the Electronics Technician rating in the Coast Guard rated as a Chief Electronics Technician.

    But that was almost 20 years ago.
     
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  8. Brownout

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    He has a point. When someone asks if I got a haircut, I say, "No, I had all of them cut"
     
  9. MrChips

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    That's silly.

    Haircut is a compound word. So it's ok to say "I got a haircut today".

    Hair is also a collective noun, like "fish",
    as in "I got my hair cut today",

    or "We are killing the fish".

    "I dyed my hair green". You don't ask "which one?".
    You don't say "I dyed my hairs green".
     
  10. Brownout

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    I wouldn't say "I lost a few of my hair" I'd say "I lost a few of my hairs"
     
  11. ErnieM

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    Only one of the following sentences makes sense:

    An "Electronics Technician" is a technician who's expertise is in electronics.

    An "Electronic Technician" is a technician who's expertise is in electronic.
     
  12. Bernard

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    Way back when it was " Aviation Electronics Technician Mate 3/C.
    Electronic technician is a robot.
     
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  13. Metalmann

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    What Ernie says.
     
  14. MaxHeadRoom

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    I remember occasionally seeing ads in the commercial section in the 1970' 80's Help wanted for:
    Coloured TV technician. :rolleyes:
    Max.
     
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  15. JoeJester

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    Electronics is plural ... the electronics technician works on all types of electronic equipment.

    At my first unit, 52°49'56.67"N 173°10'47.07"E , my Chief told me to fix the Loran-A equipment. I didn't know jack about Loran A, other than it was designed in the 40s, about 33 years before. My Chief reminded me that I was an Electronics Technician and the equipment was electronics ... fix it. So I did.

    Granted I had to use associative learning in the process, remembering the basics and general loran theory, but the job got done.
     
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  16. MrChips

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    Electronics is a noun.
    Electronic is an adjective.
     
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