“Faculty”


For the love of motherfucken godde, “a faculty” cannot be used to refer to an individual, so stop fucken referring to one of your colleagues as “a faculty”. He or she is a member of a faculty, which is, by definition, a collection of people. Jeezus motherfucke, just stoppe itte!!

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  1. happy-go-lucky says

    “He is a faculty”. Maybe that’s the result of language use shortcuts ( epidemics in American English). It is shorter than “He is a member of our Faculty”.

  2. ibbica says

    “He is a faculty”. Maybe that’s the result of language use shortcuts ( epidemics in American English). It is shorter than “He is a member of our Faculty”.

    Eh, “she’s faculty” is actually shorter, and has the added bonus of making good grammatical sense. “I’m a faculty member” also doesn’t need to be quite as long as the phrasing you chose ;)

  3. Brian Ogilvie says

    Mark Hopkins on one end of a log?

    I agree that *”he is a faculty” is ungrammatical. “He’s faculty” is fine; it’s an idiom, just like, “Don’t talk about the strike plans in front of Judy; she’s management.” No one would say *”she is a management.”

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