Home » Dictionary » scatter band

scatter band

scatter band
 n.— «Eschewing the more traditional, rigid marching-band image of peers such as Cal and USC, Stanford’s rowdies call themselves a “scatter band.” Also found at most Ivy League schools and others such as Rice and Virginia, scatter bands “can the charade of military lock step and run onto the field in a screaming frenzy.”» —“The big game: Band of misfits” by Patrick Fitzgerald Sacramento Bee (California) Nov. 19, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Salad Days (episode #1582)

A documentary film called My Beautiful Stutter follows youngsters at a summer camp specifically for stutterers. It’s a place for finding...

Funny Papers (episode #1601)

There are word nerds, and then there’s the woman who set up a folding chair on sidewalks throughout the country, cheerfully dispensing tips...

Yummy Slumgullion

Susannah in Aiken, South Carolina, is curious about slumgullion, a word her dad used to denote “gooey baby food” or “goopy oatmeal...

Beefed It (episode #1580)

The words tough, through, and dough all end in O-U-G-H. So why don’t they rhyme? A lively new book addresses the many quirks of English by...

Blue Streak (episode #1598)

How long can a newly married woman be called a bride? Does bride apply only as long as her wedding day, or does it extend right on through the...