What do you call your remote control?


So what do you call your remote control?


Personally, I always just went with the simple and referred to mine as "the remote", but as this article details, there's a whole lot more options.


Some popular terms are clickers, flippers and changers, but there's some more obscure ones listed as well. Keep in mind that this study is from the UK, so if you are from other countries (myself included), some of the terms might sound a little odd to you.


It's kind of a fun activity though, since SideReel has so many international users. Share what your call your television remote control below!

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Jun 17, 2008 5:16PM EDT

I call mine a "Comote"
...like "remote" and the c of "control" put together....I still have no idea how that came about

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Jun 18, 2008 3:52AM EDT

we call it the "clicker" or the "channel changer" lol, i haven't called it that in a while

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Jun 18, 2008 3:04PM EDT

I call it a clicker too and yet everyone always calls me out on it

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Jun 18, 2008 5:29PM EDT

I don't call it anything, I just make the tivo "boop" noises and people seem to know what I'm talking about...

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Jun 18, 2008 7:03PM EDT

wow im boring i just call it the control

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Jun 18, 2008 8:16PM EDT

"remote control", but in portuguese... usually I just curse it... it never works.

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Jun 19, 2008 5:15PM EDT

Buttons!

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Jul 2, 2008 10:26AM EDT

IF SPEAKING ENGLISH I CALL IT "THE REMOTE" IN PUNJABI/ URDU "REMOTE CONTROL" WHICH IS WIERD CAUSE REMOTE CONTROL ISNT EVEN AN ASIAN WORD. WHAT CAN I SAY IM MULTI CULTURAL(!)

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Jul 26, 2008 8:55AM EDT

i call my remote control, "mot-mot". =)

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Jul 26, 2008 1:09PM EDT

I call mine a clicker

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Jul 31, 2008 11:04PM EDT

In my house it's THE POWER. whoever holds THE POWER controls the TV, and I do whatever it takes to keep it from the Wife and Kids, hide it, hold it, pull out the batteries, cover it in hot sauce. If the wife gets it, usually I have to fork over money to get it back, no big deal I get to watch what I want, and she gets a new purse, but the kids on the other hand, its a full day of Hannah Montana and Sponge bob....sad

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