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English citations of brony
Noun: "a fan of the animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, particularly an adult male"
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- 2011 March 10, Dennis, Scott, “Ponies overachieving, from feminism to 4chan”, The Daily Barometer, ISSN 1080-6814:
- Back in the mystical land of 4chan, as the show's popularity grew, fans on the site began referring to themselves as "/b/ronies" (the /b/ referring to the board) or simply "Bronies" (indicating male fans of the series).
- 2011 April 10, O'Sullivan, Kinley, “Confound these ponies!”, Sonoma State Star:
- Males who have begun watching the show have proudly taken up the label of "Bronies."
- 2011 April 11, Joe Coscarelli, “4Chan-Based 'Bronies' Continue Their Media Takeover”, New York, ISSN 0028-7369:
- About a year ago, the legendary image-board 4Chan, most often recognized for its child-porn problem and for spawning the hacker group Anonymous, gave rise to another strange subset: self-proclaimed "bronies" (as in bro plus pony), young male fans of the remake of the little girl's eighties cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
- 2011 June 27, Megan Gibson, “Guess Who's A Fan? Former President Bill Clinton is a 'Brony'”, Time:
- Sure, you know Bill Clinton the former president of the United States, a Rhodes scholar and the husband to the Secretary of State, but did you know that he's also a brony?
- 2011 August 3, Ostroff, Joshua, “All-ages show: Hipsters love children's programming”, National Post:
- Pony's cool cred has even led to its own adult-fuelled Internet subculture — tens of thousands of pieces of fan art, chiptune songs and videos mashing up pastel Pony scenes with movie trailer audio from The Dark Knight, The Watchmen and Inglourious Basterds — and sparked a surprising male following known as "bronies."
- 2011 September 7, Jaime Weinman, “Men who love ‘My Little Pony’”, Maclean's, ISSN 0024-9262:
- But Sethisto thinks that for him and his fellow bronies, the show has "evolved way past being just another 22-minute commercial. They gave the team enough freedom to really make it awesome."
- 2011 November 20, Jones, Kasey, “Male audience ponies up ‘Friendship is Magic’”, East Tennessean:
- Brony. The combination of "bro" and "pony," a brony is a self-describing term used to identify males who watch, follow and are fans of the show "My Little Pony."
- 2011 December 26, Alcasid, Alexandra, “Ponies and bronies”, Manila Standard Today:
- Each and every brony has his or her reason for watching and loving the show.
- 2012 January 10, Angela Watercutter, “Brony Census Tracks 'State of the Herd'”, Wired:
- The census' creator, who goes by "Coder Brony," compiled the data by setting up a 10-question panel on Survey Monkey, then soliciting bronies to respond on fan sites like Equestria Daily.
- 2012 January 20, “The Mane Event”, Irish Independent:
- The Irish Bronies have created their own mascot, a pony called Shamrock, and regularly organise trips to toy stores to buy the latest merchandise.
- 2012 April 6, Wilson, Melody, “D.C. 'bronies' feel the love and friendship of 'My Little Pony'”, The Washington Post, ISSN 0190-8286:
- The event is a meet-up of D.C. area "bronies": adult men — and some women — who follow the animated TV show religiously.
- 2012 July 1, Collins, Dave, “BRONIES: Bro's Little Pony convention”, Colorado Daily:
- Bronies say they're a misunderstood lot who've gotten a bad rap from the media.