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In political jargon, useful idiot is a term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by ...

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


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, ...

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


Dec 10, 2014 ... Hence, the term "Idiot Box". ... However, it is believed that the term was invented not long after the introduction of ... Why tele is called Idiot Box ?

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.

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


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 ...

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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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) ...

Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run in its Time | GradeSaver


... of everyday life, of locating meaning in the mundane and drama in the ordinary . ... the "idiot box" into so many American households - particularly middle-class ...

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Idiot box | Define Idiot box at Dictionary.com


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

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.

The Idiot Box: “The Time Has Come…” | l'etoile


Mar 3, 2016 ... The Idiot Box: “The Time Has Come… .... It's hard to think of when the term “Drag Assassin” was first coined; the queen whose lip syncs were so ...