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    Monday-morning quarterback

    1. Does a Monday-morning quarterback make a mistake, knowing it is wrong, or just realize it after the event?
    2. Do you know the origin of Monday-morning quarterback? Is it related to American football?
    3. "explanation is a prediction" doesn't seem to make sense as prediction is for the future. So here, does it refer to finished or late prediction?

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    ex)It has been said that historians predict the past. This may sound odd, but predicting the past is actually a common and important activity. You've probably heard the expression, "Monday-moning quarterback," and it refers to a person who second-guesses, someone who decides how something should have been done. Suppose, for example, that you're taking an exam in your English class and you work for quite a while on the essay and then turn to the multiple-choice questions. If the time ends before you can finish, then you see that you should have answered the multiple-choice questions first....When you decide that you couldn't finish the exam because you started with the wrong question, you aren't just repeating the past; you're explaining it and the explanation is a prediction.
    Last edited by keannu; 26-Jul-2012 at 22:24.

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