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Chris -- 2018-04-11
“Prehearse” for “rehearse” Actually kinda makes sense. “None of the videos on this site were prehearsed.”
The Colony, TX
What a nice catch! Pre- for re- in a situation where it does, as you say, kinda make sense. Rehearsals are pre-vious to the actual performance, so why not?
Reminds me of saying, back in college days, that I would like a particular hymn sung at my funeral. (I still would, fwiw.) A friend said he would be glad to lead a re-hearse-al of it, and after a moment’s thought, added that he hoped nobody would want an on-corpse afterwards.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .