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What do you call the TV Remote Control?

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00:01
Apr 2nd 2013


Adamski UK

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Just following on from a brief chat on twitter…

We've always called our TV remote the 'doofer', as in;

"Oh shit it! Strictly Come on the Ice has just started, where's the fuckin' doofer?"

What's your TV remote called?

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02:48
Apr 2nd 2013


GoddTodd

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Am I showing my age if I admit I still sometimes call it "The Clicker?"

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07:44
Apr 2nd 2013


MantisMat

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I've heard Doofer before, along with zapper and "thingy"

I tend to fall back to "remote"

11:47
Apr 3rd 2013


mym1nd

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Called it a Hoofer Doofer when I was younger (blame the Telly Addicts tv show). 

 

Now I call it the magic wand…or that's what I am telling my son it is…not sure why…

14:51
Apr 3rd 2013


Egg Daddy

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Jigger.

 

No idea why.

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19:03
Apr 3rd 2013


Daly-is-Maverick

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Buttons

19:35
Apr 3rd 2013


4nd

Bangor, N. Ireland

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harmony, because it's a Logitech Harmony

21:13
Apr 3rd 2013


MantisMat

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mym1nd said:

Called it a Hoofer Doofer when I was younger (blame the Telly Addicts tv show). 

 

Now I call it the magic wand…or that's what I am telling my son it is…not sure why…

Dam I miss that show

21:32
Apr 3rd 2013


beefkr10z

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Nigel.

12:11
Apr 4th 2013


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MINE!!!! (It's not for Girls)

16:45
Apr 11th 2013


steevieb

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doofer here too!! up in the north east of scotia!!

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16:52
Apr 11th 2013


Bob Lord of Doom

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When i lived at home we tended to call it the zapper or wand

16:54
Apr 11th 2013


4nd

Bangor, N. Ireland

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Sometimes I call it 'the fucking thing', especially when I can't find it.

14:55
Apr 12th 2013


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12:30
Apr 13th 2013


Type40_Dashboxer

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Generally referred to as the 'Grrrwheresthefuckingremote'. It usually sits on the arm of the sofa, till it gets knocked off. Just above where there is a bin. Both the TV and Virgin remote are in a landfill site somewhere. I buy replacements, same thing happens.

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21:09
Apr 16th 2013


alfa1983

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we have always called it the toy. Not sure why

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21:53
Apr 17th 2013


Adamski UK

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alfa1983 said:

we have always called it the toy. Not sure why

The toy?!?

Does it look like a big rubber dildo? wink

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23:00
Apr 17th 2013


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"Fernbedienung"

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21:22
Apr 19th 2013


metalshed

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Ive called it the Firkin for many many years now.  Its not refering to it as a unit of beer, its just coincidence.  It came from living at home, at about the age of 12 i got a BIG TIME bollokking for telling my sister to 'pass the F***ing remote'.  As you do i then broached the phrase in a slightly different way, partially t be clever, though also to avoid further repercussions 'pass the Fuuuuurrkin remote',  always referred to as the firkin since. My wife strangely adopted this phrase, almost a cognitively flooded conditioned response.  Im looking forward to my son also adopting the name and carrying on the legacy into future generations.

20:54
Apr 24th 2013


MantisMat

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Straw poll….

If you were to loose you're remote… would you still be able to perform the basic functions manually.

I think I'd be able to change inputs and volume… but there are no buttons, its one of those bastards which keep turning themselves on and off when your polishing

22:15
Apr 24th 2013


4nd

Bangor, N. Ireland

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Hell no, at least two of the devices my Harmony controls have no buttons on them at all.

How does one control an Apple TV without the remote?

19:56
May 3rd 2013


mixindave

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ive always called it a controller, but since my daughter started talking she would call it the "press press"  so now im like wheres the fuckin press press!!

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21:05
May 8th 2013


jamtomorrow

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Zapper. I've a friend who calls it "the finger presser", which makes no sense to me.

21:03
May 10th 2013


metalshed

Durham

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I dread the day my remote surcumbs to my continuous efforts to postpone changeing the batteries.  i know i can change the volume, there are 3 other buttons under there, two of which i presume are channels, the third i can only dream as to its function.  It could bethe button to launch all the nukes in North Korea for all i know.  tus i am VERY wary of pressing it, at least untill the nukes are decommisioned.



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