Continuing the discussion from The Godmakers:
Huh, some interesting variations on the theme:
pratfall ( plural pratfalls )
The motivational speaker started with a pratfall so he could speak about the importance of getting back up.
Said motivational speaker?!
Hey, check out prat - Wiktionary, the free dictionary :
From Middle English prat , from Old English præt , prætt (“trick, prank, craft, art, wile”), from Proto-Germanic *prattuz (“boastful talk, deceit”), from Proto-Indo-European *brodno- (“to wander about”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian prat , Dutch pret (“fun, pleasure, gaity”), obsolete Dutch prat (“cunning, strategem, scheme, a prideful display, arrogance”), Low German prot , Norwegian prette (“trick”), Icelandic prettur (“a trick”). Related to pretty.
prat ( plural prats )
I feel like “prat” needs a resurgence.