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# Word for the Day

Pretentious or snooty…   hoity-toity   Someone who’s hoity-toity is pretentious and snooty. If you speak to someone in a hoity-toity accent, they are going to assume that you’re a snob.   Your hoity-toity aunt might refuse to eat lunch in your favorite diner, insisting on someplace fancier, and a hoity-toity salesman might make you feel like you don’t…

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# Word for the Day

 Anything that relates to teaching… pedagogical   Anything that relates to teaching is pedagogical. If your teacher has pedagogical dreams all night long, even in sleep, his mind is in the classroom.   The adjective pedagogical, pronounced “peh-duh-GAH-gi-cal,” comes from the Greek word paidagōgikos meaning “teacher.” If it’s pedagogical, it concerns teaching, from lesson plans to approaches to teaching, even how…

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