[Ads-l] WOTY 2018 nominations

Susan G Yerkes susanyerkes at UTEXAS.EDU
Sat Jan 5 19:54:59 EST 2019


My favorite:
Flash-in-the-pan-istan

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> On Jan 5, 2019, at 6:32 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Poster:       ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: WOTY 2018 nominations
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> Mark Mandel wrote:
>> "stan"?
> 
> One sense of =E2=80=9Cstan=E2=80=9D originated with a song by Eminem:
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> https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=3DStan
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> Stan
> Based on the central character in the Eminem song of the same name, a
> "stan" is an overzealous maniacal fan for any celebrity or athlete.
> A Typical Kobe Bryant Stan would say something like.
> "Kobe Bryant scored 81 points last night. Kobe could beat God himself
> in a game of 1 on 1 hoops. To hell with Michael Jordan or Wilt
> Chamberlain, they arent on Kobe's level!"
> #stalker#fanatic#fan#obsessed#infatuated#blind loyalty
> by Terminator-C February 05, 2006
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Over time =E2=80=9Cstan=E2=80=9D has developed into a verb:
> 
> https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=3DStan
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> Stan
> Stan means you look up to that person, you watch them or you truly
> love their content. It's another word for saying you idolize someone
> or something. You would say, "I stan _____" instead of I "I love that
> person"
> "We stan legends only" "We stan"
> "we stan noiz"
> #skylerandnoizforeverrrr
> by strawberrygloss May 28, 2018
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Here is a example tweet where it appears that the verb =E2=80=9Cto stan=E2=
> =80=9D means
> =E2=80=9Cto idolize=E2=80=9D
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> https://twitter.com/lizzievusnow04/status/1081689923923501057
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> please rt if you stan any of the groups below. please feel free to dm
> me bc I'm shy af oops.
> - nct (u,dream,wayv)
> - got7
> - stray kids
> - the boyz
> - loona
> - twice
> - red velvet
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Garson
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