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  • n  an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    he always follows the latest fads

  • Bananas are hardly the first fad diet to create shortages in Japan's consumer markets.
  • In fact, what parental disapproval there is seems only to fuel the fad.
  • Bart Simpson is an underachiever "and proud of it," as a million T shirts read, back when The Simpsons began its run on Fox and he was the first fad of the '90s.
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  • Reggie Fils-Aime in AFP
    I don't live in a cave; I know some people are saying it's just a fad,Fils-Aime said as he showed previews of Wii and Nintendo DS portable game titles to be released in coming months. "Nintendo is not a fad. It is the future and it is...
  • Gary Siplin in Reuters UK
    All we're trying to do now is trying to inform folks that we have a fad now that does not have a very good origination,Siplin said.
  • Kevin Millar in Yahoo! Sports (blog)
    I think this is the new fad that we're trying to show that at least there's an effort there,Millar said.

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