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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Lisa del Giocondo (1479-1542), the model for the Mona Lisa painting, died today 480 years ago on Jul 15.
From Greek meta (after, beyond, behind, beside, among, etc.). Earliest documented use: 1838.
“The watchers became the watched. It was all so very meta.”
Sean Williams, et al; Solaris Rising 3; Solaris; 2014.
“A new comedy about fantasy football, which follows a group of armchair quarterbacks as they try to tackle life. How meta would it be if people started betting on what was going to happen on the show?”
TV Guide; Oct 26, 2009.
More meta examples: Graffiti in Paris. This sentence has five words.
What are your favorite examples of meta? Share below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, include your location (city, state).
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Illness is in part what the world has done to a victim, but in a larger part it is what the victim has done with his world. -Karl A. Menninger, psychiatrist (22 Jul 1893-1990)