Hey lit, do you know any commonly used phrases that refer to past gone technologies like
"Stay tuned" or "roll down the window" or "hang up the phone" or "rewind the movie" ??
Take your cellphone (assuming you have one) and try to hang it up.
No, no! HANG IT UP.
Phones in the olden days (you're probably not old enough to remember) hung on the wall by a cord. When you wanted to end the call, you literally hung them back up on the wall like a painting.
stay tuned originated from radio when the user would scan the radio-wave frequency until his crystal/tuner were "in tune" with the carrier wave.
"tuning" is not used in satellite tv waves and it of course not used in cable.
so using it for any means other than radio is obsolete.
In my experience noone here uses satellite tv, that os more of an american thing I suppose. And even sattelites operate on certain frequencies, so the reciever has to be calibrated or "tuned". I see your point though.