Talk:breaking bad

Baseball origins?Edit

See this. DCDuring TALK 09:58, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

RFV discussion: August 2011–March 2012Edit

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Hits on Google book search seem to be either for a US TV series, or for "breaking bad news" or "breaking bad habits". SemperBlotto 09:12, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Searching before 2005, excluding some common collocations like "bad news", "bad habit/s", and sifting through a lot of irrelevant hits led to enough citations. Break seems to mean "become" or "turn" (possibly more suddenly or with echos of the breaking of a horse, or of lucky breaks), so this is arguably NISoP. DCDuring TALK 11:06, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Inclusion criteria I admit that I'm pretty ignorant about Wiktionary (I'm from en.wp), but several citations have been provided to show that this colloqualism has existed for over a century. I'm not terribly familiar with NISOPs, but I can say that if I simply heard someone saying something about "breaking bad" prior to the show and the explanation that I read of its etymology, I would not have pieced together its meaning. koavf 08:27, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
See also Here. koavf 06:40, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
Apparently resolved. Struck. - -sche (discuss) 22:13, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


RFC discussion: August 2011Edit

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If this dos exist, I imagine it's a verb to break bad. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:16, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

It looks like a valid US regional colloquialism. I'll try to cite it. It looks like a clear {{move}} candidate. DCDuring TALK 09:55, 16 August 2011 (UTC)


ReferencesEdit

  • 2008, Bryan Cranston:
    "The term 'breaking bad' is a southern colloquialism and it means when someone who has taken a turn off the path of the straight and narrow, when they've gone wrong."[1]
  • 2011, The New York Times:
    "the title is a Southern phrase for going wild"[2]
  1. ^ Fans Chat With Bryan Cranston, published by AMC TV, 2008-03-09, accessed 2011-08-15
  2. ^ The Dark Art of ‘Breaking Bad’, by David Segal published by The New York Times, 2011-07-06, accessed 2011-08-15
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