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Here in my town people are used to use word miscall for giving one or two rings on someone's cell phone without talking to that called person. Example: please come out at your front door when I give you a miscall. But dictionary doesn't define miscall in that way. What do you have to say on this?
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I've never heard it called that. I've heard people say "I'll ring twice and hang up" plenty of times. If you're talking about a mobile phone, are you sure people aren't saying "I'll give you a missed call" i.e. I'll hang up before it goes to voicemail, so your phone will show my number.
I have to do that after I have visited my parents to let them know I haven't died horribly in a car accident on the way home, lol. I don't think it's an uncommon action but I've not heard it called a 'missed call' or 'misscall' before, so I guess it is a local useage. Missed call does sound more logical to me.
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Nona, it's good to know parents are the same the world over! But my parents would want to actually talk to me. I mean, what if the reason the phone stopped ringing after the second ring BECAUSE of the horrible car accident? I'm sure my mother would come up with that. Emotion: wink
i know jackson's words means too save the fee of cellphone and time.

but as the literal means, it seems like dialing a wrong number.
Grammar GeekNona, it's good to know parents are the same the world over! But my parents would want to actually talk to me. I mean, what if the reason the phone stopped ringing after the second ring BECAUSE of the horrible car accident? I'm sure my mother would come up with that. Emotion: wink

Couldn't/Shouldn't the the following words, in and is, be used in the following post by GG:

Nona, it's good to know parents are the same in the world over! But my parents would want to actually talk to me. I mean, what if the reason the phone stopped ringing after the second ring is BECAUSE of the horrible car accident? I'm sure my mother would come up with that.
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user="Lil' Ruby Rose"]I've never heard it called that. I've heard people say "I'll ring twice and hang up" plenty of times. If you're talking about a mobile phone, are you sure people aren't saying "I'll give you a missed call" i.e. I'll hang up before it goes to voicemail, so your phone will show my number.
Yes, I think that too.Emotion: mobile phone
Nona, it's good to know parents are the same in the world over! No, the phrase is "the world over" meaning "all over the world." It's idiomatic.

what if the reason the phone stopped ringing after the second ring is BECAUSE of the horrible car accident? Actually, I changed what I was saying. I meant to drop "the reason."

what if the phone stopped ringing after the second ring BECAUSE of the horrible car accident? That is what I meant to say. Generally, it's poor form to say "the reason is because" so you caught me in a writing error.