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A Look at Disney: Can We Talk about the Word, Disneyphile

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Up until now I have defended things assoicated with Disney on all of Can We Talk about's.  Today that changes!  As you know most fanbases have a fan name assoicated with their thing. If you like Star Trek, it's Trekkie. That's all right  While this one has not taken off, I have also invented the fan name Castaways for Survivor fans as that is favorite show.  Beleive it or not, Disney fans also have a fan name.  What is that fan name, you ask?  Disneyphile!  I hate this word,  more than I hate Brandy & Mr Whisker and Home on the Range combined.   Now granted to some of you, I probably sound like this right now but this something I have had to get off my chest.







Yes, I did look up the deftiton of of the latter part of that.  Phile = used to specify some kind of attraction or love to something, in particular the love or obession  with something.  Now I'm not one to say this word does not make snese as Disneyphile can be used to describe someone who is obessed with Disney.  However when I heard first that word my brain automatically went to antoher word that end in p-h-i-l-e.   I think you may know what that word is.  I'm talking about the word pedaphile.  Now yes, this may be a very dumb comparsion but that is what my brain first thought and when I see something Disney, I don't want to think of this.





But rather this






I  will admit that my hate for this word may seem blind but I just had to get this off my chest. In the meantime, I'll try to come up with a new Disney fan name perhaps I could just use Mouseketeer oe I could use what S-3 suggested used to describe me, Disney Solider.  I refuse to refer to myself as Disneyphile as I hate that word and if you can think of a good Disney fan name in the comments.  Sorry to going off on a tanget but I had to get this off my chest.  I think we should end this with a song.









Your Top 6 & Music Fridays Update

With Your Top 6, not much has changed but there is still time to vote and as always I will provide a link.  Now, yesterday, we had the very Music fridays and it turned out to be a moderate success. You can request a song for next week, the category is Sad songs. Howver, just as a sidenote, I have already included Baby Mine, Your Heart wiil Lead You Home and Best of Freinds as songs that  Iwish to share with you. Also Once Upon a Time in New York City was already requested. There are many other sad Diseny songs though.
 
 
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  • S-3
    S-3 Saturday, 12 March 2011

    Disney Soldier does sound better than Disneyphile. Glad I suggested it - more glad you like it so far. Just don't go too far with it... It's about balance.

    Good article, MovieFan.

  • Moviefan12
    Moviefan12 Saturday, 12 March 2011

    Oh I won't but I have always held a strong disliking for that word and Hatemonger shows an example of why I ahte that word by descrbing what he thinks it sounds like.

  • Edwin Q. Hatemonger
    Edwin Q. Hatemonger Saturday, 12 March 2011

    When I think "Disneyphile" I think of someone who's just a little too attracted to Minnie Mouse. Don't tell me they don't exist, Rule 34 is around for a reason.

  • Moviefan12
    Moviefan12 Saturday, 12 March 2011

    Glad,

    You understand because that is the same thought that I had with this word.

  • rowdycmoore
    rowdycmoore Saturday, 12 March 2011

    I can't help but think the Disney haters are the ones who started spreading this term around for the specific purpose of making Disney and its fans look bad.

  • Moviefan12
    Moviefan12 Saturday, 12 March 2011

    I can agree with you there but the odd thing is the first time I saw this term used was in a quote used by Leonard Maltion to describe an author of a Walt Disney biography. The quote was "Steve Watts is both a scholar and a Disneyphille, which makes him an ideal author for this much-needed volume about Walt Disney's place in American culture". Again I can say that I understand how Maltin was using this word but still it sounds wrong.

  • patrick_o
    patrick_o Saturday, 12 March 2011

    Here's a fun fact. A salt-loving creature is described as a halophile. What does that make Halo lovers?

    Meh, the term doesn't bother me too much. I've seen "-phile" words a lot, since I'm studying SCIENCE!!! at university.

  • Moviefan12
    Moviefan12 Saturday, 12 March 2011

    Patrick,

    Perhaps I'm taking this too seriously but this bugs me and good luck with your studies. Thanks for that fun little tidbit.

  • Gomu69
    Gomu69 Sunday, 13 March 2011

    Is this term truly the most common association with Disney fans? If so, then a new word must clear the path for Disney fans galore. Perhaps DisKnights? Disneyphile needs to be abolished somehow!

  • Moviefan12
    Moviefan12 Sunday, 13 March 2011

    Gomu,

    I don't know if this is a term most usually assoicated with Disney fans but is has become slowly recongized but in the meantime I have thought of taking the term Disney Geek which is used by Disney for one of their online shows.

  • Jenlara
    Jenlara Sunday, 13 March 2011

    Wahh!! Disneyphile needs to go. What about Disneyer, Disney-lover, Disney addict, Disney fan, Disney freak, Disneyac, Dizzie...?? I HATE DISNEYPHILE!

  • Moviefan12
    Moviefan12 Sunday, 13 March 2011

    I'm with you, I hate this word and those are all good suggestions. I'd have to say taht Disney Fan is my fav as it is simple and gets the point across.

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