Eminem’s Obsessive Fan “Stan” is Now a Term in the Oxford English Dictionary


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Although he hasn’t released a new album in years, Eminem is winning in 2017, as the Oxford English Dictionary has officially added the term “Stan”. Defined as an “overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity”, the central character from Eminem 2000 Dido-assisted hit single, who wrote a series of obsessive letters to Slim Shady, didn’t die in vain, as he is now his own word.

Slim Shady is surely celebrating right now, because it’s one thing to put together a hit track, it’s another to give birth to your own word. Let’s wait and see if any Drake or Kendrick Lamar coined terms are brought to life by Oxford in the years to come.

Get nostalgic with the music video for ‘Stan’ below.


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