Friday, January 8, 2010

Prodigal

Prodigal [adj] (prah dih guhl)
  1. Lavish
  2. Wasteful
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"Isn't there another 'prodigal?'  Something like the Progigal Son?"

"Prodigal.  Prodigal Son."

"No, that's different."

"Think there's only one Prodigal Son."

"No, the Progigal Son is a good thing.  You'd say, 'The Progigal Son has returned!' and proceed to give him gifts and camels.  See?  Good.  Prodigal is a negative word, meaning wasteful and lavish.  See?  Not good."

"Um, while that's an interesting take on it, that's not exactly how it goes.  The Prodigal Son was lavish and wasteful - that's why he came back.  The point is that he returned home and his father welcomed him, despite his waste."

"Oh."

"And, he got calf, not a camel. "

"Huh.  Bummer for him."

2 comments:

  1. Just one thing to add. Nothing to lavish or verbose: LOL.

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  2. I'll take that and offer a ... :D

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