Posted by ESC on November 04, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Ur-wrap posted by DH on November 04, 2004
: : : "After he [Nelly] left the grill (McDonalds] his life followed the ur-wrap narrative--sell tapes from the trunk of a car, sign a record deal, buy a De Beers mine"--TIME
: : Are you sure it's not "ur-rap"? Nelly is a rapper if I'm not mistaken.
: Onecolon--Oops, of course it's "ur-rap"--DH
ur: Prefix meaning earliest, first, original, prototypical. From the biblical city of Ur, whence came Abraham. Example: ENIAC was groundbraking, but Babbage's analytic engine is still the ur-computer.