Tinhatting

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Tinhatting (v.)
Tinhatting is the act of shipping real people. As a tinhatter, you bend reality to make it look like a pair of celebrities are a real couple, forced to hide their relationship from the public view. Tinhatters are often seen as rabid fans.

Their name comes from conspiracy theorists who wear tin foil hats to keep their thoughts away from aliens. The term “tinhat” is relatively new, having originated in the Lord of the Rings fandom where fans thought Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan were secretly in love.

Examples: All the members of One Direction, Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan, Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen.

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