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prandial

Postby William Hupy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:03 pm

This word is more useful than it would seem. Thank the ancient Romans for that. You may attach a prefix such as post or pre and allow your imagination to run wild. Being human we just can not have enough words for things and actions that cause us pleasure such as eating and sex. This one falls into the former category, although many a postprandial activity involves the latter.
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Re: prandial

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:07 am

I like the prefix meta-. Is there a meta-prandial? If there were, what would it mean? Wait. Drat! Someone beat me to it. See http://hearthstrung.wordpress.com/2011/ ... ocabulary/
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Re: prandial

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:04 pm

I like "meta." Meta-prandial might mean an overview of all the day's meals and snacks. It's like zooming out to see the overall structure. Compare identities in trig. You simply cannot understand them until you zoom out to see they are representing overall pictures, so that a+b+c can be included or subsumed under the one letter x.

Meta reminds us that the medium IS the message, like building roads affects where people locate businesses and homes. Gerrymandering works that way, altering boundaries to count votes. I am often considering how to back up for a wider view of what's happening.
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Re: prandial

Postby Slava » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:51 pm

While there are many prefixes available, my favorite is post.

"Postprandial constitutional" is such a great phrase.
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Re: prandial

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:53 am

Indeed! The Founders ate lunch before tacking on the Bill of Rights!
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