(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog October 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)
We've had Tilly - a ship of Todd and Billy, but what about the latest ship of Kana - Kate and Rana?
What's a ship, you say? It's one of these, surely?
Well, yes, but these days it's also one of these:
N: Short for romantic relationship, popularised in fan fiction circles.
V: To endorse a romantic relationship.
And so there you have it. I'm old and I don't say ship other than, you know, as in the phrase "I see no..." but younger, more trendy Corrie fans than I are shipping all over the internet these days, putting characters together and chopping up their names. I'm showing my age, I know, and I can only apologise.
But what about Kate and Rana - Yay or Nay? I say Nay.
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