My father called our TV "the idiot box". Implying either that it had idiots on it, was targeted at idiots, or you were an idiot if you watched it too much.
Is there any similar term in use but referring to mobile phones?
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While electronic leash was traditionally the derogatory term for a pager, with the demise of pagers and the ubiquity of cell phones I imagine the term could be carried over to phones now.
In an similar vein to idiot box, a derogatory name for someone who uses their mobile phone a lot is smartphone zombie. From Urban Dictionary:
A person that is constantly focused on his or her smartphone, ignoring the environment and especially other people.
Dude 1: Hey you see that girl over there? She looks good right?
Dude 2: Sure, but I´d stay away from her man, she´s one of those smartphone-zombies.
Blower is a dated slang term for the telephone. I think of it as a negative term (due to associated senses of blower like “A braggart, or loud talker”) but don't know whether it's commonly seen as negative in reference to telephones.
May be we can call "The Junk Box" ?