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    Remote
    159
    76.08%
    Zapper
    3
    1.44%
    Hoofer
    2
    0.96%
    Buttons
    10
    4.78%
    Changer
    2
    0.96%
    Flicker
    1
    0.48%
    Clicker
    2
    0.96%
    Fat Controller
    1
    0.48%
    Gismo
    2
    0.96%
    TV Control
    5
    2.39%
    Other
    22
    10.53%

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    78% simply call the device the 'remote'
    9% call it the 'zapper'
    8% say it's a 'hoofer' or the 'hoofer doofer'
    5% call it 'buttons'
    4% say it is the 'changer'
    2% refer to it as the 'flicker' while another 2% call it the 'clicker' or the 'box'
    1% calls it the 'fat controller' in a jest most probably in reference to the Fat Controller in children's television programme Thomas the Tank Engine
    Another 1% say 'gismo'
    8% of people have another name for the remote control that wasn't listed in this poll

    I'm one of the last 8%, I just call it the 'TV control'. Who on Earth calls it the 'Hoofer'!? Where does that name even come from!?

    What do you call it?

    Edit: From reading all the responses, it turns out that nothing in the world has more names than a TV Control, with the exception of the penis!
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    (Original post by SpiggyTopes)

    78% simply call the device the 'remote'
    9% call it the 'zapper'
    8% say it's a 'hoofer' or the 'hoofer doofer'
    5% call it 'buttons'
    4% say it is the 'changer'
    2% refer to it as the 'flicker' while another 2% call it the 'clicker' or the 'box'
    1% calls it the 'fat controller' in a jest most probably in reference to the Fat Controller in children's television programme Thomas the Tank Engine
    Another 1% say 'gismo'
    8% of people have another name for the remote control that wasn't listed in this poll

    I'm one of the last 8%, I just call it the 'TV control'. Who on Earth call it the 'Hoofer'!?

    What do you call it?
    either remote or 'TV thingy'
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    Quite often I call it the demote atroller when I'm with my family, as that's what one of my brothers used to say when he was very little...
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    "...nevermind, it's been lost for ****ing ages." :sad:

    Edit: I use my phone as a remote now anyway.
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    (Original post by SpiggyTopes)

    78% simply call the device the 'remote'
    9% call it the 'zapper'
    8% say it's a 'hoofer' or the 'hoofer doofer'
    5% call it 'buttons'
    4% say it is the 'changer'
    2% refer to it as the 'flicker' while another 2% call it the 'clicker' or the 'box'
    1% calls it the 'fat controller' in a jest most probably in reference to the Fat Controller in children's television programme Thomas the Tank Engine
    Another 1% say 'gismo'
    8% of people have another name for the remote control that wasn't listed in this poll

    I'm one of the last 8%, I just call it the 'TV control'. Who on Earth calls it the 'Hoofer'!? Where does that name even come from!?

    What do you call it?
    Not sure what this says about me but my first thought at the title of this was 'bong'... :erm:
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    I voted remote, as that's what I generally say now to avoid the embarrassment that ensued after calling it the "doofer" in front of someone that wasn't my immediate family :awesome:
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    I just call it a remote, too much effort calling it anything else. I didn't even know there were other names for a remote
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    My Grandma calls it the calculator, and so did I until a few years ago...
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    Remote or TV control.
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    (Original post by munchkins)
    I voted remote, as that's what I generally say now to avoid the embarrassment that ensued after calling it the "doofer" in front of someone that wasn't my immediate family :awesome:
    Where the hell does doofer come from!? Control, buttons etc. make sense, but doofer... Do people in your particular part of the country all say it?

    It sounds like a slang term for, well, you know what!
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    (Original post by munchkins)
    I voted remote, as that's what I generally say now to avoid the embarrassment that ensued after calling it the "doofer" in front of someone that wasn't my immediate family :awesome:
    Doofer is a perfectly acceptable word for a remote. Quite common round my way.
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    Why isn't 'doobry' an option?
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Doofer is a perfectly acceptable word for a remote. Quite common round my way.
    Where is your way?

    I'm from the Midlands/North and I'd never heard it in my life until bout 20 minutes ago!
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    Right, this is a source of great hilarity among my friends and non-immediate family, but everyone in my household calls the remote the 'beagily' (pronounced 'bee-gi-lay, with a hard 'g').
    I think my mum forgot what it was called one day and that's what came out so its just stuck :P
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    (Original post by SpiggyTopes)
    Where is your way?

    I'm from the Midlands/North and I'd never heard it in my life until bout 20 minutes ago!
    Errr... currently Leeds, but thinking about it, Doofer could have come from anywhere I've lived (which is a lot of places!)
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Not sure what this says about me but my first thought at the title of this was 'bong'... :erm:
    I thought spliff! :bong:


    But yeah, in my fam we call it the Blipper. No idea why just always have.
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Not sure what this says about me but my first thought at the title of this was 'bong'... :erm:
    Oh, I thought I was the only one.

    Anyway, I just call it the remote, but some of my family calls it the control. My ex used to call it the button-presser, for some reason...
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    (Original post by SpiggyTopes)
    Where the hell does doofer come from!? Control, buttons etc. make sense, but doofer... Do people in your particular part of the country all say it?

    It sounds like a slang term for, well, you know what!
    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Doofer is a perfectly acceptable word for a remote. Quite common round my way.
    Heh heh, you know what? It's on urban dictionary, therefore I'm reinstating my use of the word doofer from now on. Thank you TSR, for this enlightening experience
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    I usually call it the "remote" but my mum and dad call it a "doofer" and sometimes I do too
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    Controller or control
 
 
 
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