A few days ago

Why is the prefix “pre” used irrelevantly so often?

“I pre-ordered a book” – as opposed to having ordered a book.

“I am collecting pre-paid tickets” – as opposed to collecting paid tickets. How can you pre-pay for something. With tickets and books etc. you ALWAYS pay in advance! Has the whole world gone “pre” mad?

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A few days ago

Favorite Answer

it’s jsut some people, some companies – but it is sloppy thinking.

PROactive is my particularly pet peeve.


A few days ago
Elaine P…is for Poetry
Don’t you have more important things to worry about? Yes, the world seems to have gone mad: disease, starvation, war, global warming. Get a life!