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These 11 TV slang terms have replaced 'Netflix and chill'

POSTED: December 20, 2017 8:09 a.m.
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A new report from the UK unveiled some new top TV terms that gained popularity in 2017.

TechTalk, a tech news and review website, worked with JVC to survey nearly 2,000 British people online to find out about their TV viewing habits and pet peeves, including which phrases they use to describe their television viewing habits.

The TV terms are slang phrases used to describe different events when watching TV with your parents, significant other or friends.

JVC and TechTalk created a list of terms that replace the popular “Netflix and chill” phrase, which has taken on multiple meanings since its inception. That phrase was one of several used by teens.

Here are 11 of the appropriate terms from the list and what they mean.

Overnight flexpert: This describes someone who believes they’re an expert after watching one Netflix documentary on a subject.

Netfickle: This describes someone who doesn’t give a show a chance after five minutes of viewing.

Mansurfing: Often used for men who “assume the remote control is their exclusive property,” according to the report.

Rage against the screen: Someone who shouts at the characters on screen.

Serial relationship: Building a friendship over a TV series.

Prime and prejudice: This describes the relationship between two people who argue over which streaming service is better.

Phantom flixer: Anyone who uses your streaming service password even though they promised to use it once.

Netflix and swill: Switching from a Netflix binge to traditional TV programs.

Cancelities: The feeling you get when your favorite show has been canceled.

One stream wonder: When a show has a fantastic first episode but drops off thereafter.

Boulevard of broken streams: The painful feeling of a spotty web connection.
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