Why is the phone called the blower?
That's because the slang term comes from a mechanical precursor to the telephone, the speaking tube, each end of which was stoppered with a whistle. In order to attract the attention of the person at the other end, you took out your stopper and blew down the tube to make the other whistle sound.
Join Alexa Answers
Help make Alexa smarter and share your knowledge with the worldLEARN MORE