Thats the word from Blaine Wieland president of Home Reserve, LLC, who wants to stop misuse of the word couch potato.
Wieland says the word couch refers to an armless variety of furniture during the Victorian times which women used as fainting couches when they nearly passed out because their corsets were too tight.
But modern home owners have sofas not couches because they have arms at both ends and no legs.
That means people who use the term couch potatoes are in error. They really mean sofa potatoes.
Wieland says, I havent raised it to the level of a campaign yet, but probably should. So far, hes posted an essay on the subject on the companys website, homereserve.com, which he says he did mostly to help his Google rating.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2005 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.