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EtymologyEdit

From Korean 소원 (sowon, wish), a reference to the 2009 Girls' Generation song, "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)."[1]

NounEdit

Sone (plural Sones)

  1. (slang) A fan of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation.
    • 2012, Sithikorn Wongwudthianun, "Yes, I am a Sone", The Bangkok Post, 7 February 2012, page 2:
      The band is known as SNSD (acronym of Korean name So Nyuh Shi Dae). SNSD fans are called Sone[sic] and, yes, I am a Sone.
    • 2014, Lainey, Mr.Mr. review, Campus Life, Issue #89, May 2014, page 60:
      Their six-track EP, 'Mr.Mr' comes packed with electro and R&B infused songs that SONEs (as SNSD Girls' Generation fans are lovingly called) can dance and sing along to.
    • 2014, Johanna Teo and Chew Hui Ling, "Girls Generation Uncovered!", Teenage, Issue 305, May 2014, page 45:
      Way to go SONEs, the fan chants during the dance break was[sic] so rad!

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jeff Yang, "Why Girls’ Generation and K-Pop Won Big at the YouTube Music Awards", Wall Street Journal, 4 November 2013

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