Talk:do a Reggie Perrin
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Move to BJAODN? --Connel MacKenzie 14:51, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
Why? SemperBlotto 14:55, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
- With only one b.g.c. hit, it seems like it was a passing nonce. Is it not? --Connel MacKenzie 15:01, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
- I've added cites, the b.g.c one you found and two of the >30 from Google Groups (often a much better place to look for informal and slang terms than Google Books). As the TV series this comes from, w:The_Fall_and_Rise_of_Reginald_Perrin, was broadcast between 1976 and 1979 I would be extremely surprised if the first ever use was in 1998 (the earliest g.g.c hit). Thryduulf 16:22, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
- I've encountered this one as well. --EncycloPetey 17:44, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
- Wait, cancel that; the third cite is not using the phrase "do a Reggie Perrin", but rather the verb "do" with the phrase "a Reggie Perrin style fake death". —RuakhTALK 20:22, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
- O.K., I've added another b.g.c. cite. One b.g.c. cite italicizes "Reggie Perrin" and one uses quotation marks around it, but I think that just means they're taking "Reggie Perrin" as the name of the show; I think the quotes are valid anyway. If anyone would like to object, please do so in the near future — this page is getting overfull, so the sooner this is resolved, the better. —RuakhTALK 20:39, 25 September 2007 (UTC)