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#86741 - 11/12/02 04:08 PM Re: Ludes
Fiberbabe Offline
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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"
wofahulicodoc Offline
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...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"
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So is a telephone conference a phone pone?

#86744 - 11/13/02 04:35 AM Re: Preponement?
mph Offline

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Likewise, what steps do you have to go through before you become a postmaster pastmaster...

#86745 - 11/13/02 04:43 AM Re: Ludes
mph Offline

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I guess these ludes are quite metallic, since I'm always hearing about "lude conduct".

#86746 - 11/13/02 04:43 AM Re: Preponement?
RhubarbCommando Offline

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getting pist, maybe

#86747 - 11/13/02 05:57 AM Re: Preponement?
Faldage Offline
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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?
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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?
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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 (dml.glantz@swipnet.se)
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?
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Well, there's "move up" and "move back", but I can never remember which is which.

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