Saturday, February 18, 2017

Southern Speak: Remote or Clicker


What's your vote? Is it a remote, a clicker, or something else? Watch the video below to hear what Erin Paine, Lawson Bates, Kelly Bates, Jackson Bates, Gil Bates, and Trace Bates say it's called.


Photo/video courtesy of UP

32 comments:

  1. I've always, called it a remote. :)

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  2. Remote :-) don't think I ever heard clicker

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  3. We call it a clicker but it is also called the "tv thingy"

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  4. I don't think it's a southern thing. I was raised in PA and my dad says clicker and everyone else in my family says remote. And no he isn't from the south. :-)

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  5. Haha!! Here in Maine it is both remote and clicker as well as that thingy mabob...love these videos!!

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  6. Clicker? Never heard it called that...

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  7. Clicker. I'm from up north!

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  8. I've never heard clicker before. I would be interested in hearing if people do call it that though :)

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  9. My family lives is Southern California, and we call it both :-)

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  10. Remote here in Illinois
    Remote here in Iowa
    Remote here in Wisconsin

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  11. Remote her in California

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  12. Never her it caller flicker and that's a bad word anyway.

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    1. Umm... They actually said clicker!

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  13. Remote. I'm from Tennessee and have never heard it called a clicker.

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  14. Flipper... from NJ

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  15. Los Angeles - We call it both.

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  16. We call it a remote in Wisconsin.

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  17. I call it a remote. It's interesting to learn "sayings from different countries, (provinces/states) and communities. I've been reading and watching a lot from the southern states and laughed when I was proofreading an email, when I was saying youall (although I know that's not the way it's spelled). Canadians get teased about ending a comment with "eh".

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  18. Isn't there something else to post? These comparisons are silly.

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    1. Yes, let's talk about whether we a fountain drink a soda, a pop, or a coke!!!

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    2. Why? As you can tell other people enjoy it and its not all about you.

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    3. I'm surprised they even have a name. I thought they didn't own a tv

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    4. It's not a requirement to take part in this conversation. You can always wait until a topic comes up that interests you. I'm not being mean. Just offering a simple suggestion. Be blessed!

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  19. Kelly is so funny 😂

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  20. called it a "clicker" all my life

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  21. I've heard the device called a clicker, but my family has always called it a remote ... could that be a New England thing? Like the buggy-shopping cart debate? (We say shopping cart or just cart.) 😊😊😊

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  22. My mother always called it "the wand" growing up!

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  23. I call it a channel changer or remote. I'm from Kentucky.

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  24. Here in Nebraska we call it both...but mainly a clicker in our house.

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  25. When we lived in CA it was the remote. Here in AZ it has become the "disappearing thing" because it seems to always get lost.
    But I just remembered when I was a little girl my dad called it a clicky.

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