Wednesday, February 29, 2012

academician, n.

Pronunciation: /əˌkadəˈmɪʃn/

  1. A made-up word with extra syllables to make academics sound more learnèd.
See also: ponce.
  • For the record, I know it's a real word that's been in use since the 1600s. I still think it is silly to us a word like this when "academic" is perfectly serviceable.

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