[Ads-l] triptych

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 25 20:40:53 EDT 2019


> On Aug 25, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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

Indeed.  Someone in my household used to refer to the AAA route guide as a trip-titch, i.e. /trIptItS/, which I assumed involved a spelling pronunciation (of the artist's “triptych”) followed by a conflation. Since everyone has switched to Google Maps or similar software, the issue no longer arises.

LH 
> 
> 
> 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.
>> 
>> ****
>> 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
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>> 
>> 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
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>> 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
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>> 
>> 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/
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>> 
>> 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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