When Bob Dylan said ‘pre-existing’ commitments, he was using a 16th cent word

by Rashmee

Posted on November 18, 2016


When Bob Dylan said “pre-existing commitments” will prevent him from picking up his Nobel Prize in person in Stockholm, he used at least one word too many. The “pre” in “pre-existing”. It’s not required. “Pre-existing” is a tautology in two halves of one word. “Existing” means to exist already. So does “pre-existing”. But the word … Continue reading “When Bob Dylan said ‘pre-existing’ commitments, he was using a 16th cent word”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK