One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Now you can have 200 channels and nothing on - a flourishing of pointless choice that leads to attention-deficit viewing, the nervous tic of the channel-hopper who can't concentrate for more than a few seconds at a time.’
- ‘Their romance was as on and off as a channel-hopper's TV viewing habits.’
- ‘Claims that BBC4 has achieved 5% viewing figures are based on Enron-style accounting, whereby any channel-hopper who spends three consecutive minutes per week there is counted in.’
- ‘They must get a great many viewers simply through channel-hoppers.’
- ‘Anybody stuck in last night for example, would have needed to be a channel-hopper of Olympian standards to navigate the sea of mediocre programming.’
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