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Posted by ESC on November 04, 2004

In Reply to: 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.