# 14. Click – a word often seen on the internet, but what does it mean? A “click” is a short, sharp sound often made by a switch being operated or two hard objects coming quickly into contact. In the computer world, to “click” is to press down on the computer mouse. This is because the sound it makes is “click”. When using a computer mouse you can click on something, but you can’t click in, out, or at something. Only ON.
* Can you think of any other things that go “click”: cameras, light switches … anything else?
- When things “click” it’s a good thing. It means the camera, the light switch, or the computer mouse is working. Therefore, we can also use the word click when talking about more abstract things that start to work.
For example, “last night it clicked” means “last night it became clear”. “IT” is a realisation, and when IT clicked something new was understood.
“We just clicked” – get along. For example, “My best friend and I just clicked from the moment we met.” The friendship was just meant to be, like a light switch being turned immediately to ON.