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Prodigal

Postby C » 27 May 2021, 21:39

Ok, most of us are aware of the Prodigal Son parable but is 'prodigal' a word you have ever used in every day language.

I certainly haven't - have you?






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Re: Prodigal

Postby Hugh » 27 May 2021, 22:16

C wrote:Ok, most of us are aware of the Prodigal Son parable but is 'prodigal' a word you have ever used in every day language.

I certainly haven't - have you?






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I have occasionally but it seems to be word that is largely misunderstood. Many people use it in a “that which was lost has been found” sense but it actually means someone who is reckless with money.

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Re: Prodigal

Postby kath » 27 May 2021, 22:20

Hugh wrote:
C wrote:Ok, most of us are aware of the Prodigal Son parable but is 'prodigal' a word you have ever used in every day language.

I certainly haven't - have you?






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I have occasionally but it seems to be word that is largely misunderstood. Many people use it in a “that which was lost has been found” sense but it actually means someone who is reckless with money.


i'm not sure i've ever used the word in every day speech.

but i always understood it to mean guy-in-a-strip-club-throwing-around-cash.

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Re: Prodigal

Postby John aka Josh » 27 May 2021, 23:28

Have, very occasionally. My son was always prodigal with his money, save the one time he was saving to buy his first Playstation.
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Re: Prodigal

Postby mudshark » 28 May 2021, 00:22

I find it a word that is very closely attached to the Judeo-Christian tradition so I ain't never gonna fucking use it.
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Re: Prodigal

Postby der Freiherr » 28 May 2021, 04:45

kath wrote:
Hugh wrote:
C wrote:Ok, most of us are aware of the Prodigal Son parable but is 'prodigal' a word you have ever used in every day language.

I certainly haven't - have you?






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I have occasionally but it seems to be word that is largely misunderstood. Many people use it in a “that which was lost has been found” sense but it actually means someone who is reckless with money.


i'm not sure i've ever used the word in every day speech.

but i always understood it to mean guy-in-a-strip-club-throwing-around-cash.


I decided to look it up and that’s basically what Webster’s Third says.
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Re: Prodigal

Postby Positive Passion » 28 May 2021, 06:06

I would say it is regularly used.
Foitballers, say, and other sportspeople, are often described as being prodigal with their talents, or teams as being prodigal in front of goal. But maybe that's just the Guardian

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Re: Prodigal

Postby Positive Passion » 28 May 2021, 06:08

mudshark wrote:I find it a word that is very closely attached to the Judeo-Christian tradition so I ain't never gonna fucking use it.


Do you ever say "Christ!" Or even "Jesus Christ!" ?

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Re: Prodigal

Postby pcqgod » 28 May 2021, 06:36

Yeah, in t.v. melodramas you'll hear characters say, "ah, the prodigal son returns" or something similar.
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Re: Prodigal

Postby Rorschach » 28 May 2021, 08:08

Positive Passion wrote:I would say it is regularly used.
Foitballers, say, and other sportspeople, are often described as being prodigal with their talents, or teams as being prodigal in front of goal. But maybe that's just the Guardian


That's where I've heard it too.

I occasionally use it myself, but mostly to show off that I know the correct meaning.
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Re: Prodigal

Postby C » 28 May 2021, 15:19

John aka Josh wrote:Have, very occasionally. My son was always prodigal with his money, save the one time he was saving to buy his first Playstation.


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Re: Prodigal

Postby C » 28 May 2021, 15:20

kath wrote: i always understood it to mean guy-in-a-strip-club-throwing-around-cash.


No kath. That's progidal

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Re: Prodigal

Postby C » 28 May 2021, 15:20

mudshark wrote:I find it a word that is very closely attached to the Judeo-Christian tradition so I ain't never gonna fucking use it.


:lol:




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Re: Prodigal

Postby kath » 28 May 2021, 16:34

C wrote:
kath wrote: i always understood it to mean guy-in-a-strip-club-throwing-around-cash.


No kath. That's progidal

mwhahahahahahaha!





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ya know what word i like?

wastrel.

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Re: Prodigal

Postby Darkness_Fish » 28 May 2021, 18:35

I just thought it meant 'a bit like Keith Flint' :-(
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Re: Prodigal

Postby C » 29 May 2021, 19:30

Darkness_Fish wrote:I just thought it meant 'a bit like Keith Flint' :-(


Keith Flett- surely?




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Re: Prodigal

Postby kath » 29 May 2021, 20:05

Darkness_Fish wrote:I just thought it meant 'a bit like Keith Flint' :-(


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Re: Prodigal

Postby kath » 29 May 2021, 20:07

C wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:I just thought it meant 'a bit like Keith Flint' :-(


Keith Flett- surely?




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maybe a bit like keith flmoon?

of course, he had real talent.

wastrels and prodigals, not so much.