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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2014-05-26 14:36:38

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2294


The cast: I, my wife, my 11-year old grandson
The place: in the car, driving to town
The time: three days ago
The occasion: a discussion of a popular movie prequel
The leadin: My wife asks what a prequel is. My grandson explains that it a sequel whose plot time is set prior to the movie preceding it.
The setup: My grandson asks what a sequel would be called if it were set in the same time frame as its predecessor
The punch line: I say that it would be called an “equel.”

OK, I know it’s a pun, not an eggcorn. It’s not even a rotten eggcorn (a pun that becomes an eggcorn). I’m just putting the Internet gods on notice; when “equel” enter the dictionary, make sure I get credit for it.



#2 2014-05-26 20:14:13

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1910

Re: equel

Full credit, kem. It’s a jewel. It’s what the thing ought to be called.
(like O-Symmetrical , in its way.)

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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