Sunday, 13 June 2010

A thought for a Sunday

ACADEME, n.   An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.

ACADEMY, n.   [from ACADEME]   A modern school where football is taught.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?)

From The Devil's Dictionary (1911), full text at Project Gutenberg.


dave hambidge said...

And in Scotland, around golf courses "A cady, me!"

Andy Holroyd said...

In Scotland shouldn’t it be “McAdam, aye”?