pre-madonna vs prima donna : Common Errors in English

About pre-madonna vs prima donna

The leading soprano in an opera is the prima donna (Italian for “leading lady”). As an insult, “prima donna” implies that the person under discussion is egotistical, demanding, and doesn’t work well as part of a team.Don’t write “pre-Madonna” unless you intend to discuss the era before the singer Madonna became popular.

prima donna Meaning(s)

  • (n) a vain and temperamental person
  • (n) a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star

pre-madonna in News

  • Freaky Fug Friday: Jessie J

    I THINK her tee-shirt reads, “I am a primadonna. And you?” Personally, I like to think of myself as a pre-Madonna. (I don’t even know what that means, you guys. I’m sorry.)
    on June 21, 2013 Source: Go Fug Yourself

prima donna in News

  1. 5 Games That Will Determine the New York Jets' Fate in 2013

    Nobody expects the New York Jets to compete for a playoff berth in the 2013 season. The green and white have undergone ugly turnover, headlined by the exit of former franchise player Darrelle Revis. The Jets reached a crossroad at the start of this offseason when it became apparent that the team would be forced to rebuild without the presence of its supposed prima donna, albeit a player that ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Rufus Wainwright Prepares To Go Totally Solo at Davies Symphony Hall

    By JAMES ROBINSON Rufus Wainwright is quick to acknowledge that he's asked for a certain type of patience from his fans in recent years. There was Prima Donna, the opera he wrote, the stark All...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: SF Weekly Blogs

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