I'm listening to this lecture, and at the mark of 1h50m50s approx., the lecturer says the following:

I want to read you a couple of things we'll use as a (...)

(...) is a placeholder for what sounds to me as 'progerom', a word which I cannot find anywhere -- except as a name of a company, which I doubt it's what he intended to say.

What is what he said, and what is its meaning?


I want to read you a couple of things will use as a (...)

Note "will" should be "we'll, meaning "we will".

The missing word is prodroma and, if you switch on subtitles you'll see this. It's unusual for Jordan Peterson to make mistakes, but I think the word should have been "prodromus".

prodroma A symptom or sign that is characteristic or premonitory of the onset of a disease https://www.lexico.com/definition/prodroma

prodromus A book or treatise which is introductory or preliminary to another, usually larger, work. https://www.lexico.com/definition/prodromus

  • Many thanks for the answer! I don't think I would ever have got there without your help. ;) – An old man in the sea. Nov 1 '20 at 9:51
  • also, thanks for pointing out the typo ;) – An old man in the sea. Nov 1 '20 at 9:52

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