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gollum
 
Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 06:52 pm
What is a word for not existing yet? Such as a soon to be formed company. The ____ company...
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BarbieQPickle
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 12:11 am
A company in the works? I have no clue.
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lmur
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 12:18 am
@gollum,
Fledgling?
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 01:32 am
@lmur,
A fledgling is a young bird that has just learned to fly. The word does not mean "unformed".
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 01:32 am
@gollum,
The future company
lmur
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 02:32 am
@contrex,
Not just a bird; can also mean a newly-started business.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fledgling

But agreed that it does not mean "unformed."
solipsister
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 02:32 am
@contrex,
surely prospective is more droll
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 02:49 am
@lmur,
Imur wrote:
Not just a bird


The noun "fledgling" is literally a bird that has just acquired its flight feathers. It can also be applied metaphorically to denote that something has recently been formed or begun. A company, an idea, an orchestra, a team, a person starting a new activity.





solipsister
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 02:50 am
@contrex,
if only i needed self correction

i reckon prospective is more to the pun contrex
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 02:52 am
The yet-to-be-formed company, or the soon-to-be-formed company or the prospective company, or the proposed company, or the imagined company or the hoped-for company, or the future company.
solipsister
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 02:53 am
@MontereyJack,
i wonder if there are companies other than those of strangers
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lmur
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 02:57 am
@contrex,
Tell you what, contrex. You continue to dwell in your literal world and I'll wallow in my metaphorical one. Sheesh!

contrex
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 03:05 am
@lmur,
What's with the abuse, lmur?
solipsister
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 04:29 am
@contrex,
yeah lmer , i'll disabuse everyone in a sec

someone has to

saw some good footie friday
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 07:29 am
@gollum,
why should it not be "the future" company ?

sample :
in the near future i'm planning to form a company to produce widgets . the future company will be registered under the name "widget company" .
the company is not existing yet , but i'm planning to form it .

if one wants to be more long winded , one could say "the company i am planning to build" - which is the future company , isn't it ?
hbg

ps. the "future" is not existing yet , but that does not mean it is always completely unknown .
solipsister
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 07:34 am
@hamburger,
the future is hamburger
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sun 26 Apr, 2009 01:12 am
and today is yesterday's tomorrow.
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