[Ads-l] triptych

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 25 16:25:43 EDT 2019


Not to be confused with the homophonous "Triptik", the AAA's (American
Automobile Association) name for their made-to-order detailed
booklet-format maps of recommended routes from a specified point of origin
to a specified destination.

MAM
The Palindromic Monogram Association thoroughly approves of the AAA.


On Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 12:06 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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.
>
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> 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.
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> Here is an extension to the meaning of three pieces of art:
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> 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.
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> But there are other uses that seem to just mean “a set of three.”
>
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> 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.”
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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>
>
> [No citations other than the title]
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> Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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