I think the mag has some influence, but it's akin to the use of many other words in the English language in that it may not necessarily be used in the "proper" context. Although the "proper" definition is admirer, fan, follower, etc, it (IMO at least) means something a little different. Like someone else said (I'm just being too lazy to look for it lol) it's something that isn't bad when someone else refers to you as such, but not something I would want to call myself.
Aficionado: Noun: A person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime.
The way I see it a cigar aficionado doesn't have to know everything there is about cigars. I think that most of us here who are really trying to learn everything about them and loving every minute of it are cigar aficionados. So my guess would be we have a lot of them here rather you call yourself that or not.
6. Slang . a cigarette.
7. a fag end, as of cloth.
8. a rough or defective spot in a woven fabric; blemish; flaw.
9. Chiefly British . drudgery; toil.
10. British Informal . a younger pupil in a British public school required to perform certain menial tasks for, and submit to the hazing of, an older pupil.
11. a drudge.
1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.
2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away.
3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer.
4. mentally unbalanced or deranged.
5. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive .
1. having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music.
2. bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments.
3. given to or abounding in social or other pleasures: a gay social season.
4. licentious; dissipated; wanton: The baron is a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies.
1. a female dog.
2. a female of canines generally.
- although close, this little guy is commonly misused. If I'm wishing I had some ice cream and my wife comes home with some unexpectedly, it's actually the opposite of irony.irony
1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
Bwahahahahaha, no need, I break plenty enough for us all!.... (there was a pile of ruined goblet feet hiding in last night's "today's smoke" post) :/You shut your mouth! I'll go start breaking glassware!
I feel the same way. I'm still learning. Compared to people on here or to my husband, I know nothing. Compared to the average customer in my shop - I know quite a bit.That's kind of where I'm coming from. I was recently explaining my cigar hobby to someone and I thought "well, I'm not an aficionado, per se, but... well, am I? Nah, don't think so..." Aside from my many friends on BOTL, I know much much more about cigars than anyone I know. But, in comparison to many of the brothers here, I'm just a yearling! lol
You should do it. I revived the NUB thread after it died 3-4 years ago. Now people post a NUB all the time!I've almost revived some from like '04 or ' 08, a few times.... Just barely caught myself in time. Kinda tempted to do it anyway just for the hell of it...