pigskin, sheepskin and academic
JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Tue Jul 16 23:59:34 UTC 2002
A "pigskin" is an American football, while a "sheepskin" is a diploma, traditionally made from parchment (though modern diplomas generally are made of paper).
From: Prof. R. Sussex [mailto:r.sussex at MAILBOX.UQ.EDU.AU]
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 7:52 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: pigskin, sheepskin and academic
Can someone please explain the use of "pigskin" and "sheepskin"
("cow's skin"?) in relation to scholarships and academia in the US?
Does "pigskin" refer to students on sports scholarships? There is a
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