Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Prepone: to hold an event earlier than originally planned. Opposite of postpone. We preponed the meeting from June 1 to May 15. I didn't make this one up, though I wish I had because it's just such a sensible word. Instead of "moving the meeting up (or back or ahead...?)" you could simply prepone it. How easy is that? According to John Morse, president and publisher of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, prepone is used by English speakers in India. I suggest we borrow the word in North America.

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