Real Soon Now

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Fannish term meaning "eventually" (as in "when I get around to it") used as hyperbole with initial caps – Real Soon Now – so frequently that it could also be rendered as the acronym RSN. There were also variants in common usage: "soon or Soon" was particularly popular in SAPS and at times it was sufficient to say "Soonest."

Capitals denote sarcasm.


From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
When the MSFS/DSFL was going to have: a convention, a decent fanzine, an active membership, a properly run meeting and many other fine things that didn't quite happen. Term created by Martin Alger in 1950 to describe the excitement evident in the voice of George H. Young when he spoke of the con to be held in Detroit RSN.



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