Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 10:12:05 +0100
From: Jenny Becker beckerj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OMRI.CZ
Subject: Re: zapping
I am a grad student in Michigan (a native MI) and use zapping. Generally I
think it comes from the lay perception that anything that emits waves is a
zapper of sorts. I. E. the microwave zaps food, I zap the tv with the zapper.
It is not too widespread but familiar.
ditto for me, also from Michigan. I'd be more likely to call the remote a
"zapper" than to say "zapping" for changing the channels, though.
beckerj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]omri.cz