Not A Fan

Words are interesting things, for example, I used to say that I was an Elvis Presley FAN, I have liked him ever since I can remember.

However when you consider that the word fan is considered to be the shortened version of the word fanatic, that’s when I become uneasy about using the term.

As fanatic has some quite unsavoury connotations these days, and also it’s Synonyms include extremist, rabid, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist.

I think from now on I will be just happy to say that I like Elvis Presley, as I am certainly not a FANATIC about anything.
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Sep 23, 2012