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What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:48 am
by WarmJets
I've long wondered this. For the last 26-years, my friends and I have always referred to the band as simply 'Fanclub.' As in:

"What band's sound do you want to rip off this time?"
"Fanclub."

Very, very rarely do I ever call them by their full name and certainly never among friends or with my wife (who also called them 'Fanclub' long before knowing me). My three-year-old calls them Fanclub. This got me thinking--bad idea that it is--is this an American thing? A Californian phenomenon? Do all of you, the most dedicated of all (many of whom I have 'known' since the halcyon days of The Green Board), call our heroes the same? If not, what appellation do you use? Thus, a brief poll. Please respond at your leisure. I'm so beside myself in anticipation of Here that I have Fanclub on the brain (see?)

1. Teenage Fanclub
2. Fanclub
3. TFC
4. The Fannies
5. Something else (this is where you tell me what that something else is)

xo

Cody

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:06 am
by valtteri3
TFC (pronounced in finnish way /teː/æf/seː/) or Fanclub.

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:57 am
by Big Bazza
Usually THE Fanclub.

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:01 am
by WarmJets
My God! My suspicions are being confirmed! Thank you, Terje and Dr. Keep 'em coming.

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:24 pm
by Devotchik
Depends on who I'm talking to but its either TFC, the Fanclub or the Fannies..

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:24 pm
by Georgia
:lol: Excellent question! Fanclub, if speaking to someone who would understand what I'm talking about. TFC, if writing it to the same. For example, "Need to remember to get TFC (Fanclub) tix when they go on sale this Friday. GBV tix are also on sale that day."

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:26 pm
by terjely
My mother says Teenage Fanclub so I'm sticking to that. At work people usually call them That Band You Like.

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:50 pm
by Bumpy Dog
Always Teenage Fanclub.

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:02 am
by WarmJets
A couple of classicists. I like it. Users of the long-form. So far, seems to be an American thing by and large?

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:43 pm
by Georgia
terjely wrote:.... At work people usually call them That Band You Like.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:53 pm
by pinball
THE Fanclub for me :D

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:42 pm
by Kowaldoc
The Fuds

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:56 pm
by Nicene Creeder
Cody, dude you are in the USA. As Bazza says, THE is required in front of every name. Do you think "I'm going see what's new on Fanclub Message Board?", or "i'm going to see what's new on THE Fanclub Message Board?" :D

I'm more likely to say TFC, though BLMM&M when repeated out loud makes it seem like I'm trying to sound like a motorcycle.

WarmJets wrote:I've long wondered this. For the last 26-years, my friends and I have always referred to the band as simply 'Fanclub.' As in:

"What band's sound do you want to rip off this time?"
"Fanclub."

Very, very rarely do I ever call them by their full name and certainly never among friends or with my wife (who also called them 'Fanclub' long before knowing me). My three-year-old calls them Fanclub. This got me thinking--bad idea that it is--is this an American thing? A Californian phenomenon? Do all of you, the most dedicated of all (many of whom I have 'known' since the halcyon days of The Green Board), call our heroes the same? If not, what appellation do you use? Thus, a brief poll. Please respond at your leisure. I'm so beside myself in anticipation of Here that I have Fanclub on the brain (see?)

1. Teenage Fanclub
2. Fanclub
3. TFC
4. The Fannies
5. Something else (this is where you tell me what that something else is)

xo

Cody

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:44 pm
by WarmJets
Nicene Creeder wrote:Cody, dude you are in the USA. As Bazza says, THE is required in front of every name. Do you think "I'm going see what's new on Fanclub Message Board?", or "i'm going to see what's new on THE Fanclub Message Board?" :D

I'm more likely to say TFC, though BLMM&M when repeated out loud makes it seem like I'm trying to sound like a motorcycle.


Well of course I would say 'THE' Fanclub message board because I am using 'the' as a definitive article indicating the message board as a noun--not the band as pronoun. By that logic, It would make sense to say that I am going to look at 'THE THE BAND message board,' or, to an extreme, 'THE THE THE message board.' I am using 'the' as the determiner. No one here is saying that they are logging into the 'THE THE Fanclub message board.'

I recognize that you are probably pulling my leg and just fucking with me--although I question you living so near and not saying 'Fanclub'--are you a native Californian? :) I am absolutely terrible at determining the caliber of people's snark online, and as a result take too much at face value. I'm pretty sure you were just playing around. Now I'm convinced of it. Hugs?

Re: What Do YOU Call Teenage Fanclub?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:30 pm
by davieboywonder
TFC in writing; Teenage Fanclub in speech