At 9/16/11 01:41 PM, ImaSmartass2 wrote:
At 9/16/11 07:24 AM, majormario wrote:
Question: Why do you people have to call yourselves 'Bronies'? Why can't you just call yourselves fans of the show?Your question slightly confuses me, why call a rose a rose when it would smell just as sweet by any other name? Simply put, the group needed a unifying term to band itself together.
Some people like a portmanteau literary device, especially since it's describing what appears to an anomaly. My theory is that the termed was birthed out of necessity to differentiate the "brony" fanbase from the intended children's fanbase.
You really hit the nail on the head with this one. When i saw the question, i was trying to think of a way to articulate it, but you did that for me. Thanks a ton.
I don't really go and say that I'm a brony to anyone else other than other bronies.
This too. I think my girlfriend is the only person irl that knows i am a brony. Oh wait... one of my roommates knows too. I don't advertise it though.