Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 10:12:05 +0100 From: Jenny Becker 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 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. Jenny Becker beckerj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]