Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 11:47:24 -0400
From: Aaron Drews drewsa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUSUN.ACC.GEORGETOWN.EDU
Subject: Re: zapping
I remember about six or eight years ago, in the LA Times an
article about Franglais. Instead of "le zapping" it talked about "le
zappeur" which is the person channel surfing, *not* the remote control.
I just moved from LA to DC, so I may have purged that article from my
belongings, but I'll try to dig it up and give you the citation. It may
have the origin you're looking for.