on (the) telly ?

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Senior Member
Belgium - French
Good morning.

What do you say ?

What's on telly tonight ? or What's on the telly tonight ?

I'm not sure any more, but I think you say "What's on television tonight ?" and not "What's on the television tonight ?" Could you confirm this ?

Thank You.
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    Good morning Gachette. I use both ~ indiscriminately, with no difference in meaning. (I believe our American cousins prefer tv to telly.)


    Senior Member
    U.K. English
    I prefer TV too (not that I have anything against "telly"). I'm more likely to ask the question without "the" but I wouldn't blink an eye if you said it with "the".
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