WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “I actually grew up in one. Sorry for the offense,” said an email from Rob Carson to MHLivingNews. Beyond the apology for using the word 'trailer,' Carson was explaining that he grew up in what might be called 'a mobile home.' is a nationally syndicated WCBM talk radio personality and a Newsmax TV host. Carson was responding to concerns raised in a recent report on MHLivingNews that cited him and financial advice guru Dave Ramsey (Ramsey Solutions), among others, for purported factual and terminology errors about modern manufactured homes. Ramsey confirmed...Read More
Our thoughts on this story:
I understand that the industry wants to change its negative stigma, but let’s just give up on the old argument on what you call a mobile home. This article is all about a couple prominent financial podcast hosts daring to use the words that all Americans do when describing the industry: “trailer” and “mobile home”. The article states “In all languages, definitions and the meanings of words matter. A “manufactured home” is not a motor home or trailer, and although it is often called a “mobile home,” it is not that either.”
Here's the problem. The people have voted and the winner is “mobile home”. Why do I say that? Because Google analytics show that 90%+ of all searches on-line are using the words “mobile home”. And “trailer” scores just as many searches as “manufactured home”. You can’t argue with those stats. That’s why the people who are the most vocal about using “manufactured home” use the words “mobile home” in all their on-line marketing. Pretty hypocritical, huh?
Those podcast hosts used “trailer” and “mobile home” because that’s how their audiences refer to the product. If I invented a new term for mashed potatoes called "manipulated carb units" and then put that on grocery store shelves, I wouldn’t sell any because nobody would know what I’m talking about. You can’t blame any speaker for using the terms that their audience uses.
Before the internet, the discussion on what we call mobile homes was interesting. Now it’s just stupid.