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From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
(Magnus) was coined to replace the wornout Seventh Fandom cry of "Birdbath!" The Bb was an indeterminate symbol, sometimes phallic sometimes kteic, but the flagpole leaves no such doubts. Magnus and Ted White used it constantly at the CleVention ("The Flagpole Has Risen!") but it was not picked up till further plugging in the Cult led Dave Rike to adopt it; his cartoons led it on to new conquests. Other early proponents were Jim Aletaster and Larry Stark. The word itself has almost as many meanings as its precessor.

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