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Fanne was an obsolete term for a female fan dating from the days when there weren't very many. It didn't survive, being replaced pretty universally by femmefan in the 1960s, tho it lasted a bit longer than firl.
|From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959|
|(pronounced "fan"). A female fan; also femmefan. Nancy Share tried to introduce Firl, but this didn't catch on. Feminine objection to this term is caused by clods giving the silent E full value (of Fanspeak).|
|From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944|
|Pronounced same as "fans", but used in written to mean fem fans.|
|This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether its still in use, etc.|