Thursday, October 9, 2008

Aficionado \uh-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\, noun:

An enthusiastic admirer; a fan.

An aficionado of Chinese food, Diffie was also known for carrying around a pair of elegant chopsticks, much the way a serious billiard player totes his favorite cue.
— Steven Levy, Crypto

Aficionados of spy fiction may find the plot by itself enough to keep them reading — the book is certainly never boring.
— Erik Tarloff, “Hanky Versus Panky”, New York Times, July 16, 2000

For one thing, they listened to classical records together; Sagan was a real aficionado of the musical masters.
— Keay Davidson, Carl Sagan: A Life

Aficionado derives from Spanish aficionar, “to induce a liking for,” from aficiĆ³n, “a liking for.” Entry and Pronunciation for aficionado

Unintentional funny is my most favorite funny of all!

The link has left the building!!!

And sometimes it’s fun to just slowly go insane.

Did that link just move on its own?!?!?! DUUUUUUDE!