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etymology - When was the term "idiot box" coined? - English ...


Jun 25, 2014 ... also .. who coined it ? I am interested as it would probably point to a time when " mindlessness" invaded television. I am not trying to be overtly ...

When was the term 'idiot box' coined? - Quora


also .. who coined it ? I found a related link on Yahoo Answers, but this does ... One reference dates "idiot box" back to around 1955. " Random House Historical  ...

Why is a television set called an 'idiot box'? What is its origin? - Quora


When you switch on a TV set, you get to hear the sound first before seeing the picture ... However, it is believed that the term was invented not long after the introduction of an all-electronic TV, somewhere around 1960.

Previous Columns/Posted 05/25/98 - The Word Detective


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.

Smart TV: A Provocative and Intelligent Approach to the Idiot Box


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.

Television, in Other Words : Candlepower : Thinkmap Visual ...


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, ...

Russian electrical engineer, the man who coined the term “television”


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 ...

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Whoever coined the term idiot box decades ago must have been far-sighted, because the Indian television industry seems to be doing justice to the term.

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Sep 14, 2015 ... Entries Tagged as 'Idiot Box' ... predictions and consider the era of so-called " Peak TV", a term coined after FX President John Landgraf talked ...

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Dec 31, 2012 ... Noted motivational speaker Zig Ziglar coined the term to describe the .... Idiot boxes are jumped on by young men ( it is always young men) ...

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Idiot box | Define Idiot box at Dictionary.com


Idiot box definition, a television set; television. See more.

Urban Dictionary: idiot box


idiot box. television. Negative connotation. Hmm. I can't find any cultural events ... The term is often used by people that can see that the TV makes others stupid ...

American slang - Idiot box - English Daily


Example, 1) I wasted my whole night in front of the idiot box. ... This phrase suggests that if you spend too much time looking at the 'box' ( television ), you'll ...