January 21st, 2021

Hawaii Five 0::Steve & Joan

Word of the Day 01/21/21 Prescient

Prescient (adjective)
prescient [ presh-uhnt, ‐ee-uhnt pree-shuhnt, ‐shee-uhnt ]


adjective
1. having prescience, or knowledge of things or events before they exist or happen; having foresight: The prescient economist was one of the few to see the financial collapse coming.

OTHER WORDS FROM PRESCIENT
pre·scient·ly, adverb
non·pre·sci·ent, adjective
non·pre·sci·ent·ly, adverb
un·pre·scient, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO PRESCIENT
farsighted, judicious, foresighted

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Origin: First recorded in 1590–1600; from Old French, from Latin praesciēns (stem praescient- ), present participle of praescīre “to know beforehand,” equivalent to prae- “before” + scīre “to know”; cf. pre-; see science

[HISTORICAL USAGE OF PRESCIENT]HISTORICAL USAGE OF PRESCIENT
Prescient “knowing things or events before they exist or happen” comes from Old and Middle French, ultimately from Latin praesciēns (stem praescient- ), the present participle of the verb praescīscere (in Late Latin praescīre ) “to come to know beforehand.”

Going from back to front, praescīscere is a compound verb made up of the inceptive verb scīscere “to get to know” (an inceptive verb is one that shows the beginning of an action), formed from the simple verb scīre “to know” and the inceptive infix -sc-. Prae- is the tricky part: It is the Latin preposition and prefix prae, prae- “in front, ahead, before.”

Even in very early Republican times, Latin country dialects simplified the diphthong ae to ē (or long e ), as in rustic Latin hēdus for urban (that is, Roman) haedus “goat.” By the time of the late Republic, in the first century b.c., and the first century a.d., in early Imperial times, the change from ae to ē became general, first in unaccented vowels and afterward in accented vowels too. By the fourth century, ae and e (or short e ) were also confused, and written texts show baene for Classical Latin bene “well,” and braevis for Classical Latin brevis “short.” The Roman grammarian Servius, in a note on the Aeneid, feels it necessary to explain that miserae is the adjective, not the adverb miserē.

The confusion of ae and e persisted throughout ancient, medieval, and modern times. Even today British English prefers the spelling ae, and Americans the spelling e (especially in scientific and medical terms derived via Latin from Greek), as in anaemia and anemia, haemophilia and hemophilia, leukaemia and leukemia, paediatrics and pediatrics.


EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESCIENT
Head of State was prescient, but hollow; I Think I Love My Wife was bland; and the documentary Good Hair was fascinating fun.
OSCAR SEASON KICKS OFF IN TORONTO: CHANNING TATUM, KRISTEN STEWART, AND MORE COURT AWARDS GLORY|MARLOW STERN|SEPTEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

What is striking about the novel when read today, however, is its prescient embrace of technology.
ZEN, MOTORCYCLES, AND THE CULT OF TECH: HOW ROBERT PIRSIG’S CLASSIC ANTICIPATED THE FUTURE|NATHANIEL RICH|AUGUST 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST

If she runs in 2016, her prescient advocacy for early-childhood education might be peaking at just the right time.
HOW A KIDS PROGRAM HILLARY BROUGHT TO ARKANSAS COULD UNITE DEMOCRATS|ELEANOR CLIFT|APRIL 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

You were in Network, too, which in hindsight was such a prescient film.
ROBERT DUVALL ON HIS STORIED CAREER, HIS NEW MOVIE, AND WHY HE’S DITCHING THE GOP|MARLOW STERN|MARCH 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Word Sprints Tonight

I'm trying to catch up on my writing so tonight seemed like a fine time for some word sprints. So gather up those prompts and join me back here starting at 8:30 CST for four short rounds of writing. 

Here's the schedule: 

Round 1- 8:30-8:50pm 

Round 2- 8:55-9:10pm 

Round 3- 9:15-9:35pm 

Round 4- 9:40-10pm 

Join me for the full session or for a round or two. I look forward to writing with you.

Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Thursday Tropes: Week 2

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A. FULL. YEAR. OF. TROPES!

Some Thursdays will have 2 tropes, some will have 3, but I think the majority will have 1 that's really popular.

Descriptions will be pulled from TV Tropes and a link provided if you want more information.

The rules? They're simple. Write at least 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner. Anything from suggestive to outright porn is allowed.

This week, there are 2 tropes!

Dinner and a Show: When a family gets together in a Sitcom for a big family dinner, expect hilarity to ensue. Sometimes this is treated as just normal craziness that happens when everyone gets together. Frequently there's overlap with Dysfunctional Family, Obnoxious In-Laws, Parental Marriage Veto, and Big, Screwed-Up Family. There's usually someone who's outspoken and critical of other family members' lifestyle, choice of partner, job, etc. Sometimes, there's a Racist Grandma (or another relative) who likes to stir the pot, especially after one too many drinks, and who doesn't think that the rules of decorum apply to them. Occasionally, it's a relative announcing an engagement to someone the other family members don't like, or someone they haven't been seeing for very long.

White Sheep: Everyone is familiar with the teenager "going through a phase" or being an out-and-out rebel. Little can equal the shame to a family with a legacy of the heroism of a prodigal son or daughter who turns to villainy. Except, there are just as many families with a legacy of evil, so what exactly is a teen rebel supposed to do to rebel against people who are already rebelling?

Why...rebel against evil and make a Heel–Face Turn!
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Naturally, some White Sheep may "grow out of the phase" and fully embrace their evil roots. Other times, they might discover that Good Feels Good (or that Being Evil Sucks) and make the change permanent. The parents of such a rebellious child may try to "correct" the problem by enrolling them in an Academy of Evil.

Contrast Black Sheep, where all inversions of this trope belong.
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

FR 22 – shanachie_quill
SA 23 – backrose_17

SU 24 – cmk418
MO 25 – jujukittychick
TU 26 – skargasm
WE 27 – bizarra
TH 28 – Dreamy


Happy continued writing!