mortar-board Someone wrote about his mortar-board in the Japanese notebook section. I thought he was talking about the surface of the wall, but it was about a hat which the university students wore at the graduation. I was surprised! How come does this word have totally different two meanings? Did European carpenters wear such square hats a long time ago? Why I misunderstood is that he wrote モルタルボードin Japanese. It is exactly a kind of walls! Thank you.
Jul 27, 2019 5:09 AM
Answers · 2
This university/college cap is only sometimes called a mortarboard because it looks like the mortarboard used by masons.
July 27, 2019
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