Eminem's "Stan" Is Now In The Oxford Dictionary!

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Remember Eminem's 2000 hit "Stan?"

The song was about an obsessive Eminem fan that kept writing to him and eventually killed himself over the obsession. It was pretty twisted, but a big hit and the song that introduced the world to singer/songwriter Dido.

Well now because of the track, the word "Stan" is now in the Oxford Dictionary! 

It's not described as a guy's name but as both a noun and a verb! Both uses describes an overzealous fan of a particular musician or group.

As a noun it says:

“An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity – ‘he has millions of Stans who are obsessed with him and call him a rap god."

As a verb it says:

“Be an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity – ‘y’all know I Stan for Katy Perry, so I was excited to see the artwork for her upcoming album.‘”

So there you have it! You can now freely use the word as a noun or verb. Do you know anyone that would be referred to as a "Stan?" 

Cole Selleck

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