Whilst listening to the radio yesterday morning, I heard the presenter refer to an episode of Only Fools and Horses, and said that Del and Rodney, dressed as Batman and Robin, got out of a Robin Reliant.
This simple sentence annoyed me for two reasons.
Firstly, what really irritates me, is when people refer to the vehicle as a 'Robin Reliant'. No it's not! It's a 'Reliant Robin'. 'Reliant' is the name of the manufacturer. You don't hear people talking about a Fiesta Ford, or an Astra Vauxhall, or a Corolla Toyota, so why do so many people refer to Robin Reliants?
Secondly, the vehicle in Only Fools and Horses wasn't even a Robin, it was a Regal. Get it right, please, folks.