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Antonym of belated, therefore it is early.
This word is used when someone declares "my birthday is tomorrow", the listener replies "happy prelated birthday"
Is it correct?
Not in my dictionary, and sounds strange. Just in jokes, perhaps, and the other person would definitely have a double-take.
Where did you find it?
Ah, I see you are from India. It could easily be an Indian English word not recognised elsewhere (similar to preponed as the opposite of postponed, this only exists in Indian English, and seems to be a similar formation). In that case, I suppose you could use it when you were talking to an Indian English speaker, but don't use it with anyone else as they won't understand you.
You'll find it here http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=prelated together with Simi's example, and you'll find it also in a few blogs (it usually goes with "birthday"). It seems to be spreading.
(By the say, my Indian collegue changed a meeting time and sent out an announcement about it be preponed. It made me smile because I knew if I'd not been coming here, I would have been a little puzzled by it at first. Instead, I knew exactly what she meant as soon as I read it.)
SimiHi,Similar to the "prebuttal" of the Presidnt's State of the Union Address......everyone knew what he was going to say, so the "rebuttal" came first. This is probably the way it's going to be. Not sure about "prelated", which is new to me.
TanitApparently, somebody made up this word for fun!Actually, yes! I did come across this word at the site mentioned above and just wanted to confirm if it were correct. It's not like in India we use this word.
SimiI think it's quite a "stretch". Look at the components of the original word: be-late. "pre-late" doesn't work. it's a cute idea, one that I think will not catch on.TanitActually, yes! I did come across this word at the site mentioned above and just wanted to confirm if it were correct. It's not like in India we use this word.
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