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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiAssasin View Post
    The word "fanboy" has no meaning, and is as pointless as slinging around the term "gimmick". It does help identifying people who don't know what they're talking about though.
    A more thorough explanation is that since the word fanboy is supposed to be a derogatory term, it's meant to draw attention away at the topic and hide the person's lack of knowledge of said topic.

    Why, you can easily look at the first response to this very topic in order to prove my point. Not only is it factually inaccurate, including claiming that buying a console equates to being fanboy and that they are terrorists, it also derailed the topic, as seen by the response following that. By extension of floyd's words, you also said that all PS4 owners are a stain on gaming. And none of us like the Xbone. So, this means there is a strong discrimination against all non-WiiU consoles here.

    Ergo: No John, you are the zombie.

    I think it's a fair conclusion, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiAssasin View Post
    you also said that all PS4 owners are a stain on gaming.
    wat? no

    My point was that fanboyism is the lamesauce, plain 'n simple. I didn't at all agree with Floydian's hideously broad statement aimed at Sony consumers; that, and I was kinda sort'a tryin' to convey in subtext that I blatantly disagree with 'em, labeling people so hastily (and incorrectly) as fanboys. Didn't think I'd need to say it openly since I thought most-everyone was well aware of my opinion on all'a this.

    And t' be fair, the topic wasn't goin' anywhere fast anyways.

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    Is it permissible to judge something as "lamesauce" without knowing what the subject in question is? What is a fanboy? Are you not a fan of karps and RDR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiAssasin View Post
    What is a fanboy?
    E-slang of context sensitive definition. One definition of which describes a fan of lamesauce-ness.

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    That's not what you said in your previous definition. You had already proven that it isn't mere slang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiAssasin View Post
    That's not what you said in your previous definition. You had already proven that it isn't mere slang.
    Yet fanboy's slang context is by far the most common one used. Slang does just that, takes words and corrupts their meaning to be used in a different context, giving it new definition(s)... or creates unofficial words altogether.

    So yes, someone that could be accurately described with the slang, derogatory connotation of "fanboy" (#4) is lamesauce.

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