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Standard Friday 2nd April FALSENESS game
« on: April 03, 2021, 03:13:19 PM »
FANLESS call me a computer nerd but this most definitely IS a word (and common to me!)
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Re: Standard Friday 2nd April FALSENESS game
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 06:12:59 PM »
It would put the wind up me if this word was accepted as common.

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Re: Standard Friday 2nd April FALSENESS game
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2021, 03:09:00 PM »
Les, another definition of FANLESS...

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Re: Standard Friday 2nd April FALSENESS game
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 11:27:25 AM »
Our Brisbane, North Queensland & Gold Coast teams are all playing very poor footy this year & are quickly becoming fanless even in Queensland.

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Re: Standard Friday 2nd April FALSENESS game
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 03:49:30 PM »
Fanless is listed in Wiktionary, which gives an example from 1958, from  the Anthony Burgess novel The Enemy in the Blanket: "It was a good solid house, fanless but airy."

However the word was very seldom used until recent years, when it's being used to describe an electronic device with no fan to cool it down: "The newest, fanless Apple MacBook Air hits all the right notes..." (cnet.com, 1 May).

I couldn't find the word in any other dictionary, but it is a valid construction, with an obvious meaning. The earliest example I saw using the word in relation to sports fans was in the Washington Post in 2003:

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The decision to give a team to the Washington area is in the hands of the owners of the other major league teams. This oligarchy could relocate the fanless Montreal Expos to the District or Northern Virginia.

I'll add it as a rare word.
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