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    Cool someone clearing the way

    In English, how do you name someone clearing the way in a specific science, art, or the like?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: someone clearing the way

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    In English, how do you name someone clearing the way in a specific science, art, or the like?

    Thanks a lot.
    A pioneer?

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    Re: someone clearing the way

    Or 'trail-blazer', 'avant-garde, the same word anglicized - 'vanguard' - ... In the world of IT, it's 'early-adopter'. There's also a word that is almost (if not completely) archaic, but is preserved in the expression 'harbinger* of doom'.

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    PS * - with a /ʤ/

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    Re: someone clearing the way

    I never knew that vanguard came from avant-garde. Thank you!

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    Re: someone clearing the way

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    I never knew that vanguard came from avant-garde. Thank you!
    I'm not sure 'came from' would pass muster in academic circles, but they're certainly closely related.

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    Re: someone clearing the way

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I'm not sure 'came from' would pass muster in academic circles, but they're certainly closely related.

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    Just as well those aren't the circles I generally move in then!

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