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Stan


Added 6 years ago by Adam • Updated 13 days ago by 3kole5
Added 6 years ago by Adam • Updated 13 days ago by 3kole5

Stan
Stan

Category: Meme Status: confirmed Year: 2000 Origin: Eminem Region:
Type: Slang Song
Tags: eminem slang fan fandom the marshall mathers lp dido devon sawa

Additional References: Urban Dictionary

About

Stan is an internet slang term meaning to have an intense fandom for a particular object, such as a singer, athlete, or company. The term is derived from the Eminem song of the same name which is about an obsessive Eminem fan named Stan.

Origin

On May 23rd, 2000, Eminem released his second album, The Marshall Mathers LP.[1] The third track on the album, "Stan," is rapped from the point of view of the title character, a fan who has an obsessive relationship with Eminem. The song features Dido and was the third single released off the album. The music video stars a young Devon Sawa.



Spread

On February 5th, 2006, the term was defined on Urban Dictionary[2] as an overzealous fan of a celebrity or athlete (shown below).


TOP DEFINITION Stan Based on the central character in the Eminem song of the same name, a "stan" i:s 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

The term was defined in various news publications over the years, including Bustle,[4] Hip Hop Wiki,[5] and Popsugar.[6] In July of 2017, the term was added to the Oxford English dictionary.[3] In September of that year, Noisey[7] published an article on the legacy Eminem's "Stan" has had on fandom. A website devoted to communities of "stans", Stan-wars,[8] has also launched. Of note, certain large "stan" communities are often given names, such as "Beliebers" for fans of Justin Bieber and "Arianators" for fans of Ariana Grande.[9]

We Have No Choice But To Stan

As Stan culture grew more popular through the 2010s, fans would often express their praise of their preferred idol with variations on the phrase "We Stan." One of the most popular variations of these is "We Have No Choice But to Stan." The phrase began gaining in popularity towards the end of 2018. One early popular tweet to use the phrase showed Kris Jenner in Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" video; it was tweeted by @leesego_ November 30th, 2018, gaining over 520 retweets and 1,500 likes (shown below, left). On June 11th, 2019, Twitter user Laydiexskull made a post about Nessa with the phrase, gaining over 250 retweets and 1,800 likes (shown below, right).


lesego. @leesego Ariana Grande really just gave us the 2018 version of the iconic meme "you're doing amazing sweetie" by Kris Jenner #ThankUNextVideo we have no choice but to Stan forever Kan Kim you're doing amazing sweetic 3:26 PM Nov 30, 2018 Twitter for Android LaydiexClaudeCallMeBack @LaydiexSkull Pokemon continues to feature cute ass brown waifus in their games, we have no choice but to stan Nintendo Wire @NinWire Jun 11 Check out the new water-type gym leader Nessa, who E3 attendees can battle on the show floor! nintendowire.com/news/2019/06/1.. Nessa 12:48 PM Jun 11, 2019 Twitter Web Client

Various Examples


princess of busan @melaninbarbie Follow BTS: Yes, we'd marry asian girls yt bts stan twt: GIF joan @LoveBitesFan Follow ) 、/ Why stan Enzo Amore when you have Finn Bálor? @thenextblgthing # RAN GIF nicky from the internet @tropicocunt Follow me teaching straight girls stan twitter culture roo outbarked chloe @bieberdepth Follow ) 、/ #1 die in your arms talking part stan BELIEVE 0:04 1,746 views Follow @kjelleaf we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan a legend we stan @pewdiepie 6:37 AM 22 Jan 2018 jeffrey @Stvdioo Follow ) 、/ It's okay to be white It's okay to be black. It's okay to be Asian. It's okay to be Hispanic. It's okay to be female. It's okay to be male. It's okay to be gay. It's okay to be straight. It's okay to be YOU. But it's NEVER okay to stan Taylor Swift. 3:02 AM-22 Jan 2018

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Comments ( 22 )

  • Diceyed Liam - 6 years ago

    does it mean we got a new term for insane fandom people that destroy good fandoms?

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    • Bilbo Swaggins - 6 years ago

      Don't call it new. It is not new in the slightest. "Stan" has been a major slang term for that in hip hop for fucking decades now, having been used by all sorts of famous artists. I get why you're calling it a "new" term but it doesn't do the history of the word justice

      +19
      • Diceyed Liam - 6 years ago

        i know, as soon as i post it i should have used """New""" term

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    • Diceyed Liam - 6 years ago

      i know, as soon as i post it i should have used """New""" term

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  • Bilbo Swaggins - 6 years ago

    Don't call it new. It is not new in the slightest. "Stan" has been a major slang term for that in hip hop for fucking decades now, having been used by all sorts of famous artists. I get why you're calling it a "new" term but it doesn't do the history of the word justice

    +19
    • Diceyed Liam - 6 years ago

      i know, as soon as i post it i should have used """New""" term

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  • Diceyed Liam - 6 years ago

    i know, as soon as i post it i should have used """New""" term

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  • Anyone00 - 6 years ago

    So would an over obsessive Jojo fan be a "Stand Stan"?

    +3
  • Inflatable Toast - 6 years ago

    So what you mean to say is that they are called "Standoms". I'm fine with this, though I feel kinda bad for people named Stan.

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  • BraveSirJimOfLawl - 6 years ago

    I'm afraid at this point the Oxford Dictionary recognizing a word does not necessarily mean the rest of the English speaking world will

    +14
  • PatrickBateman96 - 6 years ago

    So would a person obsessed with Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan be a…Stan -stan?

    +5
  • Calwings - 6 years ago

    Stans need to be kicked.

    +1
  • digital_m3m3 - 6 years ago

    No, he'd be a STANd.

    -1
  • Commissar Eski - 6 years ago

    I thought the word for an overenthusiastic "fan" of something was "Fanatic"?

    Of which "Fan" is a shortening of?

    +2
    • Bilbo Swaggins - 6 years ago

      It is, its just that the song Stan resonated with people enough to inspire a popular slang term

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    • DermitTheFregg - 5 years ago

      You've never heard of someone being a "stanatic"?

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  • BrentD15 - 6 years ago

    This is the work of an enemy STAN!

    +6
  • Aaron Hong - 6 years ago

    Radicalised.

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  • Qnomei - 6 years ago

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  • tigris115 - 6 years ago

    Are we talking about this Stan?

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  • PYRO - 6 years ago

    Well, from a language perspective, using "Stan" as a means of showing obsessive fandoms is decent enough, seeing as Stan himse-

    > "The music video stars a young Jeremy Renner"

    HOLY SHIT, YOUNG HAWKEYE WAS STAN?!

    -1
    • Briham - 6 years ago

      That ain't right. Stan was played by Devon Sawa.

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  • Bilbo Swaggins - 6 years ago

    It is, its just that the song Stan resonated with people enough to inspire a popular slang term

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  • Bilbo Swaggins - 6 years ago

    Webster>

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  • Ryumaru Borike - 6 years ago

    Stan might be a thing in a single community, but it's not a thing for the rest of the world. We have a word for someone who likes a certain person/series, a fan! You know what fan is short for? Fanatic.

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  • Briham - 6 years ago

    That ain't right. Stan was played by Devon Sawa.

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  • DermitTheFregg - 5 years ago

    You've never heard of someone being a "stanatic"?

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  • Jim Starling - 4 years ago

    Can I just say I really really don't like how Stan has become an unironic term?

    +13
  • Whoop DeDoo - 4 years ago

    Whoever frontpaged this, kill yourself

    +9
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