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

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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

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One reference dates "idiot box" back to around 1955. " Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang , Volume 2, H-O, by J.E. Lighter, Random House, ...

Idiot box | Define Idiot box at Dictionary.com

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

American slang - Idiot box - English Daily

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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 ...

Urban Dictionary: idiot box

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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 ...

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

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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, ...

Long & McCarthy Heroes - Orwell Today

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... for themselves instead of getting their ideas wholesale from the super-size idiot box. ... of Cohn and Company and the gutter-press (a term Orwell coined). JFK ...

Daily Dose of Bizarre: Absurd Twists and Turns in Television Soaps ...

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Jan 13, 2016 ... Whoever coined the term idiot box decades ago must have been far-sighted, because the Indian television industry seems to be doing justice to ...

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

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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.