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Doobly? Fipper? What Do You Call the Remote?

Nearly family, remote deserves a nickname
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2008 6:42 PM CDT
Doobly? Fipper? What Do You Call the Remote?
A fine specimen of doofla.   ((c) kingnixon)

(Newser) – The English Project is looking for unique words used among friends and families, and it's found a particularly rich vein in alternative terms for the TV remote control, the Guardian of London reports. Favorites include:

  • doobly, podger, blipper
  • melly, didge, clicker

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  • changer, flipper, zapper
  • the mote, the trolls, the buttons
  • doofla, do-flicky, onner-offer
  • Frank
(Read more TV remote control stories.)

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