Idiot box is term for a television. It may also refer to: The Idiot Box (TV series), a
1990 sketch comedy show on MTV starring Alex Winter; Idiot Box (webcomic), ...
Jun 25, 2014 ... According to The Phrase Finder, idiot box was coined in the mid 50's but there is
no ... "Idiot box" was a common term in the 1960s and '70s.
Jun 25, 2014 ... One reference dates "idiot box" back to around 1955. " Random House Historical
Dictionary of American Slang , Volume 2, H-O, by J.E. Lighter, ...
idiot box. television. Negative connotation. Hmm. I can't find any cultural events ...
idiot box. A term developed by people who would have been horified if they'd ...
Dec 4, 2015 ... In the very beginning, it wasn't clear that television — coined from ... by word
scholar Paul McFedries, included idiot box, one-eyed monster, ...
May 25, 1998 ... One minute you're snoozing peacefully in front of the old idiot box, and the next
.... so it was undoubtedly a resentful sailor who coined the term.
Jan 9, 2014 ... Smart TV: A Provocative and Intelligent Approach to the Idiot Box. by Jeff ... Brian
Tracy coined this term and it stands for Entertainment vs.
Dec 13, 2010 ... Is the television called an idiot box because we are idiots for watching it, or
because the people on ... Who knows why the phrase was coined?
Apr 18, 2016 ... Psychologists coined the term "social surrogacy" to explain how television .... If
you took a genius and plopped her down in front of the idiot box, ...
Nov 14, 2010 ... Constantin Perskiy had coined the word “television” in a paper read to the ... tv;
sometimes called telly, the tube, boob tube, or idiot box in British ...