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A moniker for the recently renamed Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known as Sears Tower from 1973-2009.
Used by Chicagoans to avoid using the name Willis Tower.
Similar in structure to The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, which the music artist Prince crafted for legal reason to produce music outside the control of his corporate music label, until such time as he could regain his rightful name.
Passenger: Could you please take me to Willis Tower?
Cabbie: What you talkin bout, Willis?
Passenger: Oh, I'm sorry, I mean The Tower Formerly Known as Sears.
the artist formerly known as
The artist formerly known as Prince.
Also usable in the case of web services/products being renamed due to for instance being bought out/re-branded: TAFKA Summize is Twitter Search now.
Prince, is also known as the artist formerly known as Symbol, formerly known as character, commonly known as ridiculous unshaved dwarf in gay hotpants.
-Did you see that guy on TV, the one with the ass-less pants?
- Perhaps you meant the Artist Formerly Known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince?
1: Acronym for "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince." When, for contract reasons, Prince stopped calling himself Prince and went under his sign people still had to call him something. "The Artist" emerged from "The Artist Formerly..." as the normal thing to say but TAFKAP got around as a mocking runnerup.
2: a name for the actual symbol used in print in place of Prince.
1: That damn TAFKAP! Where the hell am I supposed to find his album is this Borders? Under S for squiggle?
2: Hey man, do you have a font for the TAFKAP or should I go with a JPEG?
The God of Music. Prince Rogers Nelson. The best musician to ever exist in the history of mankind. Master of over 59 different musical instruments. One of the most prolific artists ever, including enough music in his vault to release new albums for over 50 years upon his death. Winner of countless lifetime and album awards. Inventor of the "Minneapolis sound", a very funky style of music. Calls Detroit his second home due to earlier career success, despite never having lived there. Heterosexual. Changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol for a short time to work around contract restraints with Warner Brothers.
"Prince's new album 3121 set another record for him this past year by debuting at #1 on the Billboard charts."
A record company usually uses this word to describe the ownership of the artist.
Prince was a label of Warner Bros. He then changed his persona to "the artist formerly known as Prince" which was actually a visual picture of his name. He patched up with Warner and is now known again as Prince.
possibly derived from "till a man", verb used to describe the process of owning up to ones responsibilities
some guy: did you hear about candy's baby? baby daddy won't even look at the kid.
other guy: yup, he's not yet tillema'd