A “collage student”? Really? I ran across this in an author’s book description, and I know she didn’t mean that the student was in art classes…
While collage is a mess of different objects and papers, just like college, it just ain’t the same. A collage gets hung up on a wall when it’s done…hmmm…you could say the same about that college diploma. No, no, sorry, it still doesn’t mean they’re the same.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end. Consider sharing this Word Confusion with friends by tweeting it.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com: collage|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Noun; Verb, transitive||Noun (often attributive)|
A piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing
|An educational institution or establishment, in particular:
An organized group of professional people with particular aims, duties, and privileges
Hannah Höch, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters, and Raoul Hausmann are some of the famous collage artists of the twentieth century.
Eileen Agar has done some very funny collage pieces.
Collage is a mixed media art form and can use absolutely anything in its creation.
I often refer to my fiber art as representational fabric collage.
|My brother wanted to go to college.
I’m at college studying graphic design.
Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth started as schools offering a liberal arts degree.
English colleges were initially set up to discipline lawless students by placing them in a more supervised environment (Trevelyan).
Eton College is a private secondary school.
The college was shocked by his death.
The electoral college is responsible for actually electing the president of the United States.
|Noun: collagist||Adjective: collegial, collegiate, postcollege, postcollegiate, precollege, precollegiate, procollegiate
Noun: collegiateness, postcollege, precollege, subcollege
Slang: joe college
|History of the Word:|
|Early 20th century from the French and literally meaning gluing.||Late Middle English from the Old French, which is from the Latin collegium meaning partnership or associatio from collega meaning partner in office, which is from col- (together with) + legare (depute).|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?