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- taking yourself grotesquely seriously.
- 9,500 Google hits. Have you read "Diary of a Nobody"? SemperBlotto 07:36, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
Strange. I only get 978 Google hits, most of which seem to be mentioning the word instead of using it. There is at least 1 Google print hit. The other 4 are scanning errors or restricted books where I can't verify the use. Rod (A. Smith) 02:52, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
- And I only get 940 ... read now, before they all disappear! Seriously, it is certainly not new -- Charles Pooter was invented in 1888, and I suspect Pooterism came into use not long after. I'm surprised that Google only finds 4 books, and them only from 1992 (they are all readable though, to logged in users, and do all use the word). --Enginear 03:51, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
- And I get 977 (SB needs his eyes testing I think) - but it IS a funny book. Παρατηρητής
In Chambers, but not in the OED (second edition), although this does have "Pooterish" with a similar etymology. — Paul G 20:26, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
- Another BBC link. I also added a Daily Telegraph link to the entry. Beobach972 15:47, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
- rfvpassed. Andrew massyn 08:52, 30 July 2006 (UTC)