@kev Was just recently talking about this, how in my schooltime calling someone "a Kevin" was an insult. I wonder if this is still the case nowadays.
@sheogorath i didn’t know it was a thing, but there is a running joke that I’ve noticed where all tje idiots in films are generally called Kevin.
@kev People call all Russians as Ivans, if it makes you feel any better
and all black people.. oh well, this one definetily is not Kevinism.
@kev In France, the "Kevin" first name got a big popularity during early 90's (mainly because of Kevin Costner and McAllister). It was the most given name in 1991 with 14 000+ children according to Wikipedia.
It's also a cliché of an immature annoying teenager here, with a local variant named "Jean-Kevin". "Jean-Kevin" is usually the son of Madame Michu, another cliché for people who have absolutely no computer knowledge. Mostly used in techs discussions.
@Wivik same here in the UK. There’s a comedian called Harry Enfield who did a sketch in the 90s where he played and obnoxious (but funny) teenager called Kevin.
In fact, there was an entire film - Kevin & Perry Go Large.
@kev Well, this will really drive it home then. If someone asked me to list ten "trendy, exotic-sounding first names" for men, "Kevin" wouldn't make my list. Though, in fairness, it's still leagues better than "Mike".
For your information, that's not a thing only in Germany.
Here in France we say more "a jean-kevin" than "a kevin" but it's more or less the same meaning : youngsters (well, not so young now) whose parents were TV-addicts who thought "cool" to name their child from some TV cheap soap-opera...
I always dreaded the new school year when I had to introduce myself. Surname "Kirkby", First name "Murray". Growing up in the SouthWest of England these weren't "normal" names.
That said, I did go to school with a Wayne...
His parents were either naive or had a wicked sense of humour.
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