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    Does the word "post" really mean anything when referring to thing that have become...

    Does the word "post" really mean anything when referring to things that have become passe or out of style? My take is that things go out of style and eventually come back into style. Does this word hold weight, or is the word passe kind of passe in and of itself? Nothing ever really goes out of style; there are always holdouts. Does post-punk mean that punk music is over and done with? Post means after something. There are pauses in trends and styles, but trends and styles do come back.

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    Of course it means something is over, the question is has the writer used it at the right time. Post-Modern, check. Post-hoc, check. Post-Punk? Maybe.

    It is kind of pushy to call something dead and over.

    There is also the possibility that you are referring to an image thing, where band X was punk but now is not. Post-Punk would fit. See Billie Idol.
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    It ends up being a categorization, so sometimes it's clearer than other times. If you say post-Mozart music it's pretty accurate. Or when you say postwar it refers to after the Second World War, so again. Now with Punk, for example, who has the right to declare that Punk exists or doesn't exist?
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    Pro sports now call the exhibition games the "pre-season" and the playoff games the "post-season." The extended playoffs mean more and more post-season contests, so that new records can be claimed all the time, so you hear the tern a lot.

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    I think it is an overused term.

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    "Post-punk" doesn't mean punk is over, it just means that some other thing has emerged in the context of a world already influenced by punk. Both punk and post-punk can coexist.

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    "Goths" used to be called "Friendly Punks", so by definition, all Gothic type Punk music and bands are post punk, without having punk be at given state of existence.
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    "And it's a cold, cold, cold, cold post-post-modern world..."

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    I rarely start a new thread, so most of my posts are post post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    I rarely start a new thread, so most of my posts are post post.
    I try to write in every thread, because my motto is "post, post, post."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I try to write in every thread, because my motto is "post, post, post."
    Post toasties leaped to mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by banquo's_bumble_puppy View Post
    Does the word "post" really mean anything when referring to things that have become passe or out of style? My take is that things go out of style and eventually come back into style.
    Does that mean we are living in a post post world?

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    Post toasties leaped to mind
    Really? My only leap out of the toaster.
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    Post Cereal.

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