The other week when I was on my journey through Dorset, we drove down a very steep hill called Spread Eagle hill, at the bottom there are many sharp bends, the road really cannot cope with today's large lorries. This pretty little hamlet is plastered with gizmos to get the traffic to slow down.
At the bottom of the hill I saw a phone box. A sign on this box stated Cash not taken Phonecards only! Ridiculous I said, who on earth uses phone boxes on a regular basis, let alone carry a phonecard.
I remember when I was a teenager before we had a telephone, I had to walk down the road to a phonebox and sometimes wait. It was always an uncomfortable feeling when you were on the phone and someone arrived waiting for you to finish. I am so glad that I don't have to use a public phonebox anymore to keep in touch with my friends.
Old Fashioned Now
The French word for bottom is bas
The French word for eagle is aigle
Etymology for the word remember.
PS..................When did you last use a public payphone???