Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chumma cum laude

Meaning: Claiming falsely that one bagged a diploma or degree with honours.
Pronunciation: Chooma-cum-lauday.
Usage: He was talking so knowledgeably that I never quite figured out that he graduated from Harvard chummma cum laude.
Root: Chumma (Tamil for sham) + Summa cum laude (latin for 'with highest honour')