Colloquialisms

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by skullcrusher, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Remote

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  2. Clicker

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  3. TV Box

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  4. Changer

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  5. Other

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  1. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Ok, I had an English Prof tell me that they are limited to regional slang. I argued that they are not only that, but they are age, heritage, religion and many other things related. So, the thing with which you change channels on the television is called what?

    (You can vote for more than one if you have used more than one option)

    If you have not used any offered word or phrase, then offer your own. :)
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    The wife, oh wait now I have a remote. The remote, that's it. :D
     

  3. RugerShootinGal

    RugerShootinGal New Member

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    I call it a T.V. box LOL!!!!!!!:D
     
  4. Shihan

    Shihan Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I voted other, I will leave it there.:eek:
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It used to be the "clicker". Now it's the remote. :eek:
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    See, my point exactly. Folks under a certain age don't know of a "clicker" let alone tv before remotes. The first remotes made a 'click' sound. Thus, the "clicker". You never find yourself looking for the remote and thinking to yourself, "Now where is that damn clicker?"
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You can tell your prof that there are also occupational colloquialisms. Terms and words used only within a particular profession. On occasion, I teach construction and mining terms to insurance underwriters and claims reps. Terms like rodbuster, elephant's trunk, tin knocker, cherry picker, topping out, ribs, powder monkey, adobe shot, etc.

    The military will also have it's own UNOFFICIAL terms- GI party, P38 (or for the USMC, John Wayne's) STRAC, pogue, REMF, Top, etc.

    Unless he wants to claim they fall under the category of a Cant. He might note that the US Justice Dept is seeking interpreters that can speak American African English (Ebonics). Seriously- wire intercept recordings spoken in street slang from the inner city. Whad juspeck? Shizzle ma nizzle!
     
  8. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Remote.. or whatever I feel like calling it..
     
  9. M14sRock

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    Growing up in the midwest we have a Zenith console with a 4 button device that "clicked" when a button was pushed, changing the channel, volume, mute, etc. (Dropping, or shaking a set of keys could do the same).

    After moving to CA nobody called it a "clicker" anymore. It was just a "remote".

    So I voted "clicker" and "remote".
     
  10. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    Here's the big one, what do you call a carbonated beverage? Soda, Soda water, Tonic, Pop, here in Far West Texas, everyting is a "Coke" then they ask what kind. Even places that only serve Pepsi products call them "Cokes" and they don't tell you that they only have Pepsi products.
     
  11. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    It's the same here in Georgia.
    I rarely hear anybody refer to a carbonated beverage as "Soda".
    If it's not "Coke" or "Co-cola" as some southerners say, we just call it by it's individual brand, ie Sprite, Dr. Pepper, etc.
     
  12. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    OK...here is the test of tests...what do you call this? Not a sandwich but a...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Reinhard

    Reinhard New Member Supporter

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    maybe you want to know how remote sounds in my language

    TV AFSTANDSBEDIENING,no kidding
     
  14. Reinhard

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    we cal it BROODJE SMOS
     
  15. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Hoagey, hero, grinder, sub...did I miss any?
     
  16. Jpyle

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    poorboy...
     
  17. lonyaeger

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  18. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

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    Sorry Bro, there is no way. Right? You are just messing with us?

    That's a lot of letters to say "Sub".
     
  19. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Damnit! I knew I was missing at least one. And, Lon do you mean a submarine? Subway pretty much sucks compared to Quizno's imo.
     
  20. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    I agree, but so many young 'uns are referring to any kind of sandwich on a roll as a "Subway" it's almost becoming a colloquialism!