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    I have called it a remote all my life because it controls the TV by remote control. I have heard a few people call it a zapper. Sounds crazy, seems to suggest the infra-red. Due to the lack of sound, I'd say it's a more subtle way than saying 'brum brum' for a car.

    What do you all think?
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    I more fondly refer to it as 'that bloody clicky thing that always finds itself hiding behind the God damn couch'.
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    It's a remote. Anyone who calls it a zapper is wrong.
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    Remote all the way bro!
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    Remote, if you call it a zapper then you should probably just **** off back to hogwarts
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    I call it both the zapper and remote, depending on which word comes out. The only reason I call it a zapper is because my dad's family called it a zapper, so he calls it a zapper. There's nothing wrong with it, it's the same as people saying 'Mum' or 'Mam'.
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    I've always called it either 'The Remote' or 'The Box'
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    i've always called it a zapper.

    i know someone who calls it a "doofer" :lol:
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    (Original post by Harley)
    I've always called it either 'The Remote' or 'The Box'
    "The Box" is surely the TV itself, no?

    I didn't realise that anyone in the world other than my parents used the word zapper, remote all the way.
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    (Original post by shyopstv)
    "The Box" is surely the TV itself, no?

    I didn't realise that anyone in the world other than my parents used the word zapper, remote all the way.
    Haha I don't know the logic behind it, my dad just always called the remote The Box and it's stuck :lol:
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    Only after seeing this thread do I realise my family might be slightly odd,

    My mum and there for I have always called it a 'Flirter' - I can only assume because it flirts signal around...
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    I have always known it as a remote and always call it the remote, don't think have ever heard anyone call it a zapper, zapper just sounds weird
 
 
 
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