Urman Dictionary



A person, often a celebrity, with whom it is possible to connect on social media but impossible to have a genuine human relationship.

Walter was a big fan of The Merry Gentlemen, and devoured all the sketch comedy they put up on YouTube. In a way, he felt like he knew them, and they were his friends - after all, they had a habit of making him smile and laugh. He followed them on Facebook and Twitter, and they’d even followed him back! But when he tried to reach out to the troupe leader - spending two hours crafting a personal email in a gesture of friendship - he got no response. Crushed, Walter realized that the man was a disperami, and Walter was just one of many fans who’d wished to be friends. It was a little harder to enjoy their videos after that.