In this blogpost from french magazine Marie Claire Maison, they refer to the red *cordctrl as the blood sausage. They really do like food in that country. (Post in French)
In Greece, they think of the *cordctrl as good way to show some attention and love for your earphone cable until the next time you use it. We can do nothing else but agree. (Post in Greek)
In Germany too, food references seems like the way to go nowadays. In this article, the tangled cables that we often find so frustrating, is referred to as the Cable Salad!