[Ads-l] triptych

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 25 16:06:20 UTC 2019

The OED defines “triptych” as a set of three writing-tablets, a card that folds in three, or various works of art in three parts. Merriam-Webster and Wiktionary give similar definitions.

This is being naturally extended to the Galaxy Z-Fold, a phone that bends into a shape like a triptych painting.

Xiaomi teases a double-folding smartphone… ohhai digital triptych!
Natasha Lomas
23 Jan 2019
https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/23/xiaomi-teases-a-double-folding-smartphone-ohhai-digital-triptych/ <https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/23/xiaomi-teases-a-double-folding-smartphone-ohhai-digital-triptych/>

The twist is the tablet does not have a single center parting but rather two folds that divide it into three panels, with Xiaomi claiming in a tweet: “It is the world’s first ever double folding phone.”


Xiaomi’s triptych looks to offer a more pleasing design for handling the inevitable air gap created by a folding screen by concealing the ends in the middle of the dual folded panels.

Here is an extension to the meaning of three pieces of art: 

32 works of fiction from around the world to watch for this fall
CBC Books
22 Aug 2019
https://www.cbc.ca/books/32-works-of-fiction-from-around-the-world-to-watch-for-this-fall-1.5220597 <https://www.cbc.ca/books/32-works-of-fiction-from-around-the-world-to-watch-for-this-fall-1.5220597>

Africville tells the story of three generations of a family as they drift away from their roots in Nova Scotia. Structured as a triptych, the book begins with Kath Ella during the Great Depression, who struggles to raise her family amid suspicious stares from white-skinned neighbours. Her son Omar grows up frustrated by the racial prejudices he faces, and ends up rebelling against his family. Kath Ella's grandson Warner then takes up the narrative from his father.

But there are other uses that seem to just mean “a set of three.” 

Cultural tourism on the rise on the Greek islands
Niko Efstathiou 
17 Aug 2019
http://www.ekathimerini.com/243568/gallery/ekathimerini/life/cultural-tourism-on-the-rise-on-the-greek-islands <http://www.ekathimerini.com/243568/gallery/ekathimerini/life/cultural-tourism-on-the-rise-on-the-greek-islands>
With each incremental step, the Greek islands are bringing cultural tourism into the spotlight, transforming the reductive stereotype into a proud new triptych: “sun, sea and culture.”

Call him King Trump
Jane Greenway Carr
25 Aug 2019
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/opinions/call-him-king-trump-opinion-weekly-column-carr/index.html <https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/opinions/call-him-king-trump-opinion-weekly-column-carr/index.html>

The United States of America isn't the first country to endure an "unhinged" leader, observed John Avlon, but the nation may be facing a new threshold with Trump's triptych this week: making the "chosen one" comment, retweeting a conspiracy theorist who called him the "second coming of God" and joking about giving himself a Medal of Honor.

Wente Untucked: Vineyard Table and Tasting Lounge
Nicholas Boer
23 Aug 2019
http://www.diablomag.com/September-2019/Wente-Untucked-Vineyard-Table-and-Tasting-Lounge/ <http://www.diablomag.com/September-2019/Wente-Untucked-Vineyard-Table-and-Tasting-Lounge/>

In the airy space, a triptych of vineyards echoes the historic fifth-generation family-run winery’s extensive, award-winning wine list—as do the gnarly vines of Wente clone chardonnay that are displayed behind glass at the bar.

The Defence Industrial Triptych: Government as a Customer, Sponsor and Regulator of Defence Industry
Henrik Heidenkamp, John Louth, Trevor Taylor
20 Feb 2015 (Google-dated)
https://tinyurl.com/y4rlch5f <https://tinyurl.com/y4rlch5f>

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Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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