As a US slang, Boob Tube is a barely derogatory term that refers to a tv or a tv set.
Nevertheless, in Britain a “boob tube” could possibly be referring to a girls’s clothes merchandise which extra resembles a bra than a clothes piece, therefore its name.
Origin of the term
The mixture of the phrases “boob” and “tube” comes from the truth the TVs again then had been literal tubes since the display was the far finish of a cathode ray tube.
And since watching TV was related to foolishness and watching it was indulging foolishness, and “boob” was a slang for somebody who’s kind of an fool in the Sixties.
The pejorative term shortly caught after televisions grew to become frequent in households.
Nevertheless, as a clothes merchandise, “boob tube” is a tube-like garment that primarily covers a girl’s breasts.
Unfold of the term
“Boob tube” started to unfold and change into a widely known term round the Eighties and mid-Nineteen Nineties.
The Boob Tube, a comedy movie, was made in 1975 meant to parody cleaning soap operas and TV commercials.
It was marketed to achieve extra recognition and to capitalize the success of The Groove Tube and different comedy movies of that period.