Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

what is the DIFFERENCE between POPULAR and FAMOUS??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Famous is a celebrity who is very popular.

    Popular could be anybody who has a lot of friends and people who are jealous of them.

    For me, neither.

  • 1 decade ago

    Famous – Famous people are well known by others but not much loved by others. For example, Osama Bin Laden. He is famous, but not everybody likes him. Notorious people can be Famous but not Popular.

    Popular – Popular people are Famous and loved by others too. For example; Princess Diana. She is so Famous & Popular. As everyone knows her and love her. Good people can be Famous as well as Popular.

  • 1 decade ago

    Popular refers to now current the moment while a person can be famous now and forever. Fame is based on notoriety - - - a person can be unpopular yet famous some people are famous for being unpopular. Peace.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Famous has more to with celebrities, where popularity has more to do with what common people think is popular.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What they all said.

    Keep in mind you don't have to be popular to 'still' be famous. O.J. is still very famous but his popularity faded a bit. See the difference?

  • 006
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    People need to like you for you to be popular, you don't need people to like you to be famous, you just need a lot of people to know who you are.. For example,

    Wayne Gretzky is popular in Canada.

    Issac Newton is a famous historical figure.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its 2 different words..

    popular is d word we use .. 4 a person..

    we say famous 4 places and person..

    we cant say popular place..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    popular people like you and are well known. famous people just know about you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Popular means "liked" by others

    Famous means known or recognized by a lot of people (usually by the general public)

  • Popular means people in your own little world know you and like you.

    Famous is when millions of people know who you are & may or may not like you.

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