Monday, June 7, 2010

I've coined a new word: failfen

"Failfen" means "fans of fail." "Fen" is a long-time fannish plural for "fans." And nowadays, so very many people seem to be fans of fail—there's even a failblog—that it just seems like time for "failfen." Though "failfans" might be clearer, so I may stick with that from now on. Too often, what I think is clever is opaque.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe "fhailfen" is the fannish form, and "failfans" is the mundane form?

    Fhailfen are the ones who are pleased when the GoH is drunk and incoherent, and who report on it gleefully in their fhailfanzines.