You say potato, I say po-tah-toe... in the tech world

At the launch of Saba Colour Television in the United Kingom, Justin Ane demonstrates an ultrasonic remote control to be used with the sets for adjusting, sound, channel and contrast.

Bloggers at eBay did a poll asking people how they pronounce tech-related words, and the results are fascinating. 

For instance, 55 percent of people pronounce data as 'day-tuh', and 42 percent say 'datt-uh.' Also, 91 percent pronounce wi-fi as 'why-fi' and 8 percent use 'wiffy.' 

And finally, 65 percent of people call a remote control a 'remote' and only 5 percent say clicker.

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