The Handy Tips Thread

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Just one question - what is a front room room doofer?
Oh, y'know - Zapper, Clicker, Flicker, Thing-a-ma-jig, etc. ...

Might depend on what part of the country people come from.
If they're British, of course. No saying WHAT they're called elsewhere.

The top 20 names for the remote control in 2016:

1. Remote (or The Remote)
2. Doofah (Doofer)
3. Zapper
4. Clicker
5. Flicker
6. Thing-a-ma-jig
7. Switcher
8. Whatcha-ma-call-it
9. The Controller (or The Controls)
10. Gizmo
11. Button (or Buttons)
12. Gadget
13. The Box (or TV Box)
14. The Changer
15. Dibber
16. Bleeper
17. Blipper (or Bleeper)
18. Doodah
19. Flipper
20. Plonker

And the other 80-plus names from across the UK… See:

https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/cs/media-centre/news/view.app?id=1369783125485
 
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Diba Dabber, Jigger and the Black Box do not mean remote control in Brighton. Are you sure you've quoted the right survey?
Anything could mean anything in Brighton.
 

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It's 'the remote'. nothing else.
 

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I notice that 'hoojamajiggedy' is missing.
 

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Even the tomato one?
What tomato one? Tomato what?
I do like tomatoes.
(Mistyped a bit there and found my mangled version of 'tomatoes' replaced with 'orators'. This reminded me that most adults I knew in my childhood pronounced 'tomatoes' as 'termarters', which would be an acceptable rhyme for a limerick.)
 

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What tomato one? Tomato what?
I do like tomatoes.
(Mistyped a bit there and found my mangled version of 'tomatoes' replaced with 'orators'. This reminded me that most adults I knew in my childhood pronounced 'tomatoes' as 'termarters', which would be an acceptable rhyme for a limerick.)
it went something along the lines of don’t spend time fiddling with tomatoes if the recipe calls for them to be skinned. Just eat them with the skins on and when you look in the toilet the following morning you will find the skins have come off....
 

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I dont care what they are called. They are completley unnesisary.

Dads fire has got one. I asked him what he was on.
 

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it went something along the lines of don’t spend time fiddling with tomatoes if the recipe calls for them to be skinned. Just eat them with the skins on and when you look in the toilet the following morning you will find the skins have come off....
At this point, if you REALLY like tomato skins...
 

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Here's a tip. If you're ordering items online that have an age restriction, you can write your DOB on a big piece of white card to hold up to the delivery person instead of shouting it down the path.
 

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Try pretending you're one of those Japanese macaques by waiting until it's snowing and pouring yourself a red hot bath with the window wide open. Put pieces of fruit around the edge of the bath for the full experience.
 
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