Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 11:47:24 -0400 From: Aaron Drews 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. --Aaron Drews