Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - prepradial
Posted on 09/21/2011 6:20:29 AM PDT by VRWCmember
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
prepradial \pree-PRAN-dee-ul\ - adjective
of, relating to, or suitable for the time just before dinner
Although dinner was served late, the preprandial conversation was so diverting that no one minded.
Extra Example sentence:
"Churchill celebrated Christmas with the Roosevelts, took part in FDR's preprandial cocktail hours, shared most meals with the president, and, to Eleanor Roosevelt's great dismay, kept her husband up until the early hours each morning, drinking brandy, puffing cigars, and talking endlessly about everything." -- From Lynne Olson's 2010 book Citizens of London
Did you know?
Though the Latin noun "prandium" means "late breakfast" or "luncheon," its derivative English adjectives -- "preprandial," "prandial," and "postprandial" -- are just as likely to refer to other meals; in fact, "preprandial" is usually applied to dinner. Those adjectives were quite new in our language ("prandial" and "postprandial" first appeared in print in 1820, and "preprandial" in 1822) when a Scottish judge wrote in his memoirs, "Every glass during dinner required to be dedicated to the health of some one.... This prandial nuisance was horrible." English also acquired the adverbs "prandially" and "postprandially," but those are much rarer words these days.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)
Here is my example with today's WFTD:
A little Tony Bennett for your prepradial entertainment should help you lose weight by destroying your appetite.
AUDIO: Tony Bennett: We Caused the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
(He may have left his heart in San Francisco, but he left his mind up somebody's butt.)
No pushing at the door please!
Happy Humpday Everybody!
Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.
Get to class you slackers! I've opened a new classroom, but Dave forgot to get the gradebook from xsmommy. So if you're looking for a grade you'll have to ping her. Secret Garden and Tioga are usually pretty generous with the plusses if you compliment their shapely legs, so you might try submitting your homework to them instead. My secret for getting extra plusses on my A+ from xs will remain a secret between me and her, so you're on your own if you want her to review your work.
buenas dias mi cherida.
Preprandial! Now spelled with an “n”!
Like mother, like daughter : ) right down to the PMS.
cherida? there’s a new twist, is that franol? ; )
It’s preprandial with an N. Prepradial is what you do when you’re fixing to change a tire on yer monster truck. You prep the radial.
probably so. I mangle my french and spanish all the time. When the little mexican kids looked at me funny I would generally realize I had just created a new word.
Ma cheri (french) and Mi querida (spanish) get mangled into Mi cherida.
that’s what i figured : )
Obama’s choice of prepradial conversation concerning the details of his intimate relationship with Michelle was enough to spoil the appetite of everyone attending the State Dinner.
In English, “My Sharona”
Obama’s The One, thinks he’s primordial
Speaks today before dinner, preprandial
With no teleprompter help
He’d just stutter and yelp
He prefers to speak pre-recordial
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