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someone explain the phrase "pre-warn" (as in "she pre-warned me about it"), because i'm just confused by it.

other favorites of this morning include supposebly and eck-specially.


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May. 24th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
no way, somebody did not use that word. you and i both know that's redundant.
May. 24th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
i assumed everyone did... i hate being wrong this early in the morning...
May. 24th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
repeat after me...

Aimee is always right....yeesh! I remember that, how can you forget?!? :P
May. 24th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
Re: repeat after me...
oh, right. silly me!
May. 24th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)

i didn't notice the "supposebly" the first time i read this. uuuugh, WORST.
May. 24th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
hah! i love to make your day brighter with bad grammar! :P
May. 24th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
there, i put the b in italics... :)
May. 24th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
actually, sometimes whole lines don't show up on my friends' entries, so that's probably how I missed it.
May. 24th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
somebody needs to go to the libary and read a dixonary
maybe eat a sammich with mairnaise

I just wish they'd serve vagitas at Cabos...
May. 26th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
I seen that man who dun that.
Ever day I seen him.
That mairnaise inventor.
He drives a hearst, irregardlessof what anybudy else say.
May. 24th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like someone in the airline industry. They pre-everything.
May. 24th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
i didn't think about this before, but this actually kind of reminds me of my job. in order to scan the felony documents, all the staples and stuff have to be removed from the pages so they don't get stuck in the scanner. this process is called "prepping" the files. for some reason, they decided to have the felony dept do part of this process and call it "pre-prepping" and the stuff that we in archives did was just regular prepping. WTF?
May. 24th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
sounds like it should be "prepping" and "scanning" or "archiving". weirdos.
May. 24th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
when my boss told me felony needed help "pre-prepping" i almost jumped out of my skin.
May. 24th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
Not to be anal or anything, but the "pre" in prepare isn't a prefix, it's just part of the word. Pare is a word, but it means to cut or shave off, not to simply do or be ready. Pre-preparing is a silly concept, but not a redundant or grammatically incorrect one. It's used fairly often in situations where preparation is just as integral as what you are preparing for.
May. 24th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
But prepare means "to make ready beforehand," so ... ? Seems that would make "pre-prep" both silly and redundant.
May. 24th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
It's quite silly to describe it as such, but when the act of preparation is a somewhat lengthy and critical process, certain things can be done in preparation of that process. In cooking, you want all of your ingredients available in individual dishes. That's the prep work. Cleaning those dishes before chopping anything would be prepping for the prep work. It's not redundant so much as it is excessive categorization.

Enough of my grammar nazi self.
May. 25th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
Well, in my case, the work is redundant. Two departments do basically the same thing, but one calls it "pre-prepping" the other just calls it "prepping."
Still, I find the same problem with the term "pre-prep" as I do "pre-warn."
May. 26th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
actually, if you go back to the Latin roots, the pre- in prepare is a prefix. prae meaning before, and parare meaning to make ready. so prepare is to make ready beforehand, and to pre-prepare would be to make ready beforehand beforehand. I'd say redundant. at the very least awkward and therefore wrong :-)
May. 26th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
nice to see you out and about again :)
May. 24th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
I personally love "axe". As in "can I axe you somethin?".

= )
May. 24th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
maybe they're slow and meant "forewarn" not "pre-warn"? or, you know, maybe they need to be punched in the face.
May. 24th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
and that's why i love you :)
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