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Episode One #174320
03/07/08 08:52 AM
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prequel (PREE-kwuhl) noun

A more common word in this day of sequels, I'd of thought?

Re: Episode One [Re: olly] #174321
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कहीं &...
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Maybe Anu picked it in honor of its 50th anniversary. From The OED:

:1958 ‘A. BOUCHER’ in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Apr. 94/2 Year 2018!..is the meaningless American retitling of James Blish's They Shall Have Stars..a ‘prequel’ to Earthman Come Home. "

Re: Episode One [Re: latishya] #174324
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Quote:
prequel (PREE-kwuhl) noun
There are other variants: midquel, sidequel, threequel, ad nauseum.

Nauseating words indeed. Bad enough to give you a pre-side-threefold midquel crisis.

"To hurry pain is to leave a classroom still in session. To prolong pain is..."


I know what to prolong pain means but could anyone explain to me what to "hurry pain" means; is it simply the opposite of prolong?
The same as to "shorten" pain?

Re: Episode One [Re: BranShea] #174329
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I suspect that's correct, that it means to avoid fully dealing with a painful situation, such as refusing to mourn a lost friend because it hurts too much. It's not a phrase I've heard before, so I'm just guessing.

Or, Yahia does like the analgesics industry.


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Re: le Fantôme de la liberté [Re: olly] #174330
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Prequel is a funny word, because whoever coined it misanalysed sequel (< Latin sequēla), the root of the verb sequor 'to follow', yielding our non sequitur 'it does not follow' and being from PIE *sekʷ- 'follow' (link and link).


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: le Fantôme de la liberté [Re: zmjezhd] #174359
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Then there was the rather humorous sketch in which the British commentator argued that Watergate was a scandal about water; if it had been a scandal about Watergate, it would have been called Watergategate. It's probably on YouTube somewhere if anyone cares to look for it.

Re: le Fantôme de la liberté [Re: Faldage] #174360
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Yup. Etymology is not everything when it comes to the formation and meaning of words.

Re: reneging the jalap [Re: The Pook] #174363
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Etymology is not everything

That, too, is funny. It's only because of etymology that I find prequel to be a funny word, otherwise, it's pretty standard and rather unremarkable.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: reneging the jalap [Re: zmjezhd] #174364
03/08/08 01:39 AM
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In 1999 here in China,when the film of Star Wars-Episode One:The Phantom Menace was shown,the Chinese translation of the title is Prequel.
I watched this movie with my ex-girl friend,but we break up later,so I have a clear memory.


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