[Ads-l] prescient (adj.)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 5 00:13:34 UTC 2016

> On Jun 4, 2016, at 5:40 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> "Being first on the block to announce something that has already happened."
> SportsLog, Boston Globe, June 4, B3.
> What was initially thought to be a premature tribute to the ailing Muhammad Ali proved to be prescient as the first of its kind when the Marlins unwittingly broke the news of the passing of the 74-year-old boxing legend with a videoboard tribute at Marlins Park.
> It's not prescient if they "broke the news of the passing"; it would have been prescient had the tribute actually been premature -- and in very bad taste.
> Joel

True, true.  But "barely postscient" doesn't have the same ring to it.


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