Regular is a notion that, according to what is indicated in
the dictionary of the
DigoPaul, has its etymological origin in the
Latin word assiduus. It is an adjective that qualifies what is habitual,
usual, constant or persistent.
For example: "The murdered man was a regular customer of the bar", "My
son is a regular at rock concerts", "I am a regular user of social
networks as these are technological tools that help me spread my work ".
The term assiduous is an antonym of occasional, sporadic, casual or
haphazard. Suppose a man has dined every Saturday at the same restaurant for
fifteen years. It can be said that this subject is a regular diner of
the gastronomic establishment in question. Instead, a young man who attended the
restaurant only three times in a decade is an occasional customer.
A person can be assiduous to multiple places: to a
restaurant, a bar, a summer resort, a library, a museum, etc. There is no exact
number of visits that make the subject a regular in a place. The concept is
relative and subjective and its validity generally depends on the context.
Many people are assiduous, as we have mentioned, to a leisure place and they
can be for many reasons, such as these:
-It is close to their homes and allows them to have a drink without having to be
aware after taking the car or a means public transportation to return home.
-They find an environment and music that is pleasant to them, in which they feel
comfortable and that they like.
-The range of drinks or meals offered on the premises they like.
-The establishment meets the expectations and conditions appropriate to your
preferences in terms of decoration, cleaning or general hygiene.
-The professionals who are in charge of the premises are pleasant and have a
close touch, and even become acquaintances and friends.
The term assiduous is also used very frequently in television. Specifically,
it is used to refer to the group of people who usually work in different
programs as collaborators or commentators. Thus, when a professional is very
common to go regularly to work in that space, they are said to be a regular
collaborator. And that same concept is then used in the same way in what are
other media such as radio and even the written press.
Thus there are, for example, politicians, celebrities and even journalists
who are regular contributors to newspapers making their corresponding opinion
articles on a host of topics.
The fact of "being assiduous" can be positive, negative or lack
qualification. That a footballer is a regular member of the national
team of his country reveals that he maintains a high
level. An assiduous subject to the police stations since
the police usually arrest him, for his part, he has problems with the law and
can be a dangerous individual.