One time, not too long ago, it used to be the button fans clicked on when they wanted to "become a fan" of someone popular on Facebook. It soon evolved into a button that people clicked so often, out of their own will, to become a fan of something they used to (or still) do.
Following the huge success, fan pages had a great downfall. Pages that required people to become a fan to see a 'funny' picture emerged out of nowhere like ants at the sight of your picnic. "Become a fan" has hence become synonymous to "you'd better fan this page if you wanna see what it's all about"
Back in the days: Bob became a fan of Miley Cyrus.
Soon afterwards: Bob became a fan of I used to do backflips while taking a shower.
And now (unfortunately): Bob became a fan of Become a fan if you want to see how rocks used to look before they became famous!!1! :O
1| In Arabic (and all other languages): Perfect, amazing, magnificent.
2| Could also be used as an answer to philosophical questions.
1| Hey I heard you found yourself a new chick. How's she?
Oh she's Al-Amoudi. =]
2| Why do we build castles in the sky?
(n.) A Public holiday celebrated by societies where kicking one's kids out of the house once they turn 18 and sending one's parents to nursing homes when they grow old are expected.
(n.) A time when people who have had no contact with their family for a year give their family a two minutes call.
I haven't heard from my son in a year so I decided to call him on Family Day.
I went to visit my mom at the nursing home on Family Day. That's when I found out she passed away months ago.