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# {{idiom}} A person who spends excessive amounts of time using a [[computer]].
 
# {{idiom}} A person who spends excessive amounts of time using a [[computer]].
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#* '''1994''' - Ruth Shurman - ''Me and my Gizmo: No. 8'' in ''The Guardian'' (14 July 1994)
 
 
#*:Lady Miss Kier is a '''mouse potato'''. 'I wake up, I go and turn the computer on before I wash my face or brush my teeth. I'll be sitting there in my underwear, and before I know it, four hours have passed. Then I pick up the phone, push some more buttons and the food delivery arrives, and then 16 hours have passed in front of the computer. It leaves you completely drained.'
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* '''1994''' - Ruth Shurman - ''Me and my Gizmo: No. 8'' in ''The Guardian'' (14 July 1994)
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#* '''2001''' - Aniruddho Sanyal - ''The Trini Trinity Is Found On De Line'' in ''The Times Higher Education Supplement'' (7th December 2001)
 
#*:The internet, the authors say, affords the average '''mouse-potato''' the opportunity to experience a Naipaul-esque enigma of arrival in far-away lands without ever leaving the shores of Trinidad.
*:Lady Miss Kier is a '''mouse potato'''. 'I wake up, I go and turn the computer on before I wash my face or brush my teeth. I'll be sitting there in my underwear, and before I know it, four hours have passed. Then I pick up the phone, push some more buttons and the food delivery arrives, and then 16 hours have passed in front of the computer. It leaves you completely drained.'
 
* '''2001''' - Aniruddho Sanyal - ''The Trini Trinity Is Found On De Line'' in ''The Times Higher Education Supplement'' (7th December 2001)
 
*:The internet, the authors say, affords the average '''mouse-potato''' the opportunity to experience a Naipaul-esque enigma of arrival in far-away lands without ever leaving the shores of Trinidad.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 01:35, 18 January 2011

English

Etymology

Comes from couch potato and a computer mouse.

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. Template:idiom A person who spends excessive amounts of time using a computer.
    • 1994 - Ruth Shurman - Me and my Gizmo: No. 8 in The Guardian (14 July 1994)
      Lady Miss Kier is a mouse potato. 'I wake up, I go and turn the computer on before I wash my face or brush my teeth. I'll be sitting there in my underwear, and before I know it, four hours have passed. Then I pick up the phone, push some more buttons and the food delivery arrives, and then 16 hours have passed in front of the computer. It leaves you completely drained.'
    • 2001 - Aniruddho Sanyal - The Trini Trinity Is Found On De Line in The Times Higher Education Supplement (7th December 2001)
      The internet, the authors say, affords the average mouse-potato the opportunity to experience a Naipaul-esque enigma of arrival in far-away lands without ever leaving the shores of Trinidad.