Daily Archives: March 12, 2009


There’s a word for it

I’m not truly a fan of self-deprecation but I just couldn’t help it with I opened up my “Word a day” email today.

mathematicaster

PRONUNCIATION: (math-uh-mat-KAS-tuhr)

MEANING: noun: A minor or incompetent mathematician.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin mathematicus, from Greek mathematikos, from mathanein (to learn) + -aster (a pejorative suffix).

A.Word.A.Day –mathematicaster