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Quack button

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Cellphones do just about everything now: they access the internet, take photographs, send text messages and so on.

But phones are for putting noise right into another persons ear. And sometimes you want a noise you cant make. For this: the Quack Button. When hit, instead of a the person on the other end hearing a beep, they hear a loud Quack.

The Quack would be the default setting. It would be possible to download other sounds off the internet. One could have entire Spike Jones-like conversations composed of nonword sounds.

credit for the QB to one BH, who told me her idea for it today.

bungston, May 06 2003

AFLAC http://www.aflac.co...dia_center_news.asp
Another company famous for its duck. Download the screensaver hear it. [phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

They have fantastic parties http://www.ducks.org/
[thumbwax, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       <Quack/> Sounds good to me <Aooooooga/>
Worldgineer, May 06 2003

       Could double as a relief button for hypochondriacs in public spaces. Just press the quack button and a genuine faux doctor answers and soothes your worries.
k_sra, May 06 2003

       Hooray! Nice one, bungs!
snarfyguy, May 06 2003

       is Moo an option? who said that?
po, May 06 2003

       bungston: I need a "raspberry" button - not because I can't make one, but for when I respond over-honestly to what the other person says, I can say "Oops, pressed the wrong button, sorry".
jutta: that's sweet. Shows the enormous power of subtlety in advertising.
phoenix: funniest is the latest ad, where the duck *doesn't* quack (it's too busy watching a Vegas floor show).
DrCurry, May 06 2003

       Coin-coin! +
Shz, May 06 2003

       You're kidding me. You can't make a quack noise? You want a phone to do this for you?
waugsqueke, May 06 2003

my face your, May 07 2003

       + My Sister regularly phones me and starts the conversation either with a Belch or a <chicken> B'kaaaaark!</chicken> I need the QB to even things up.
gnomethang, May 07 2003

       I have this suspicion that just about everything you do in public drives people crazy. ;)
DrCurry, May 07 2003

       //pull cord talking farm animal noise toys// I think toddlers have cell phones these days, so I suppose you could combine them.
Worldgineer, Aug 22 2007


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