[Ads-l] re-go

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 6 14:41:41 EDT 2017


On “q” today (http://bit.ly/2rQYHcf <http://bit.ly/2rQYHcf>), Tom Power interviews Giles Martin about remixing  “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 

At the very beginning (about 0:50 in), Power says, “is giving it a re-go.”

The term “re-go” is not in Wiktionary or the online Oxford Dictionaries, though “rego” is listed as a Down Under germ for a vehicle registration. 

Google has about nine hits for “it a re-go” and there is one book (http://bit.ly/2s13by6 <http://bit.ly/2s13by6>) from Down Under with the term.

It seems nonce usage, though perhaps Power’s usage will catch people’s attention.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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