Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Word of the day: fanboy

From Anu Garg’s A.Word.A.Day: fanboy. I am surprised to see that it goes back to 1919.

Many a teacher will know fanboys as a mnemonic to help students remember the seven coordinating conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

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Richard Abbott said...

Oddly enough (perhaps) sometimes spelled fanbois here in the UK to signal an ironic or disparaging use of the term.