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#86741 - 11/12/02 04:08 PM Re: Ludes
Loc: Portland, Oregon
And corn pone is what you eat while you're deciding when the meeting is really going to take place.
#86742 - 11/12/02 04:47 PM that's the reason they're called "minutes"
Loc: Worcester, MA
...and a quick meeting without a break is a pone express
#86743 - 11/13/02 03:09 AM Re: that's the reason they're called "minutes"
So is a telephone conference a phone pone?
#86744 - 11/13/02 04:35 AM Re: Preponement?
Likewise, what steps do you have to go through before you become a postmaster pastmaster...
#86745 - 11/13/02 04:43 AM Re: Ludes
I guess these ludes are quite metallic, since I'm always hearing about "lude conduct".
#86746 - 11/13/02 04:43 AM Re: Preponement?
getting pist, maybe
#86747 - 11/13/02 05:57 AM Re: Preponement?
a legitimate antonym of to postpone or a newly made up nonsense word?
Or are these categories mutually exclusive or even comprehensive?
Can it be that we've gone all these many years without a word for this concept? We can say "rescheduled for an earlier time" but.
#86748 - 11/13/02 06:50 AM Re: Preponement?
I do have to say that preponement has been such a rare event in my life that a special word has never been necessary :-(
On the very few occasions when it has occurred, a note or phone call asking if we could change the time/date to such and such, with a reason for the change, is all that has happened.
That isn't a valid reason for *not having a word, but!
#86749 - 11/13/02 07:38 AM Re: Preponement?
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Welcome aBoard, Mike--glad to have you! I've sent off to Brandon, our resident ASL expert (literally); with luck, he'll chime in with some enlightenment. Dr. Bill expressed perfectly how I feel about this word, which I had not heard before: At first I thought the coinage clumsy, but on second thought, I'm surprised ;it didn't
happen a long time ago. Meetings do, after all, get moved up all the time--someone has to go out of town, or the disaster is arriving sooner than expected, etc.
Here's the "entomology" (remember, tsuwm?) from a person on the site Sparteye gave:
Topic: 5) Move it up (11 of 11), Read 36 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Dorothy Glantz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Saturday, November 20, 1999 06:28 AM
The word 'prepone' is found in The New Oxford Dictionary of English, published 1998. It is listed as being Indian (from India) and is defined as: to bring forward to an earlier date or time. Example given: The publication date has been preponed from July to June. Surprisingly, its origin according to New Oxford is the 1970's!
Um--if it is bad form to quote from one word site on another one, would someone please let me know asap, and I'll delete?
#86750 - 11/13/02 08:31 AM Re: Preponement?
Loc: lower upstate New York
Well, there's "move up" and "move back", but I can never remember which is which.
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