Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 22:00:31 -0400 From: "Kevin A." 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. Asher