In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I caught the ‘Queer Eye’ program the other day - totally by accident as I was lying on the floor channel-hopping.
- This is already an age of channel-hopping, and people are more than capable of flicking through a range of sources and making their minds up for themselves.
- I watched a bit but then the channel-hopping began.
- Our move to the country had saved me from the onset of epilepsy caused by the rapid fire channel-hopping that my husband sees as a core part of the television experience.
- Lori began idly channel-hopping again, guarding the remote jealously after repeated attempts by Angel to kidnap it.
- But the monotony renders it very difficult not to channel-hop or get up to make tea.
- Children, teens and adults channel-hop with the TV remote control, afraid to miss a single choice in their final viewing selection, flicking through the pictures and information like some sort of voluntary brain-washing session.
- And talking of the BBC, I channel-hopped briefly to see how their coverage compared.
- On a weekday evening's channel-hopping, you would expect to find at least one cookery show or DIY programme on UK TV.
- In my experience it tends to get frittered away on TV channel-hopping, window shopping, aimless net surfing or general navel-gazing.
- But as children get older, the energy-sapping effect of the flickering screen insulates them in their own private world, leaving them only just enough energy to channel-hop or open that multipack of crisps.
- But its popularity gradually waned as Discovery failed to catch the interest of local viewers who channel-hop to see something new.
- They can get all the stations in town to agree to it so if viewers channel-hop, no one's outta sync or has any advantage.
- The much-married Murphy shuttles us between 50 years of his life and the compulsive television channel-hopping he has adopted as an alternative to more dangerous forms of addiction.
- By conflating the four episodes into two film-length pieces, the BBC runs the risk of tempting trigger-happy viewers to channel-hop, which would be a genuine shame.
- Idly channel-hopping the other evening, I came across a TV advert for the newly-released album The Best Prog Rock Album in the World…
- She first watched the long-running sitcom while channel-hopping in the mid-1980s.
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