Thursday, June 2, 2011

What does it mean to be a 'fan' of something?



Imagine this:

Somebody tells you that they are a 'fan' of Lady Gaga. But then they tell you that they only have listened to one song by Lady Gaga, or maybe they only have one album by Lady Gaga. Are they really a fan? What does it take to become a 'fan' of something?

I've been wondering about this, because the other day I told my sister that I was a fan of Sheryl Crow because I enjoy one of her songs. My sister said "Only one song? You're not a true fan."

Answer on What does it mean to be a 'fan' of something?

fan is short for fanatic, so liking only one song does not make you a fan.