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Word of the Day: Swot

This is one of my new favorite words. I love learning new slang expressions, especially if they aren’t American English. It sounds so pompous when I use them in my head in a fake accent; I can’t help but laugh.

Swot, n.
British Slang

1. A student who studies assiduously, especially to the exclusion of other activities or interests
2. Grind

Possible example: “Your sister’s a right swot, what?” 

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2 thoughts on “Word of the Day: Swot

  1. When I hear "swot", I think strategic planning, as in "swot analysis": evaluating strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats. But, hey, I'm a management geek.

    Posted by Alison A. Ernst | September 8, 2010, 2:23 am
  2. Alison, that's better than me, who thinks of a "swot" across the behind (and yes, I know it's "swat," but there's that regional accent for you!).

    Posted by Rebecca Fabian | September 8, 2010, 11:13 am

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