A WORD IN THE HAND: STUDENT
They don’t have dandelion roots, but they speak tooth to power
A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd
Words, like students, can be misunderstood. If I had left the commas out of that sentence it would read: “Words like students can be misunderstood.”
Grammar nerds might prefer “such as” instead of “like”, but either way, the word “students” can cause bemusement.
There has long been a persistent rumour that the hero of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent, was supposed to be called Stuart, or Stu for short. ..