[Ads-l] "fanciers," aficionados

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 17 02:02:12 UTC 2017

Has _fanciers_ really become so obsolescent as to require a synonym from a
foreign language - its PC spelling is _aficionad at s_, BTW - to explain it?

I’ve been both a cat-fancier (there’s a magazine, _Cat Fancy_, and one for
dog-fanciers, _Dog Fancy_) and un aficionado de la musica afro-latina
practically from birth.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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