I see a sentence in an article: To make scholarshit with scholarship or to take scholarship by scholarshit, that's a question. What does it mean? Is it grammatically correct?
The sentence you provided seems to be a play on words, but it’s not entirely clear without more context. The term “scholarshit” does not exist in standard English, so it might be a typo or a made-up term used for specific effect in the context of the article.
The structure of the sentence is a reference to the famous line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “To be or not to be, that is the question.” This structure is grammatically correct. However, without understanding what “scholarshit” means in this context, it’s hard to fully interpret the sentence.
If “scholarshit” is intended to be a negative or derogatory term related to scholarship (perhaps referring to poor quality or unethical academic work), then the sentence could be interpreted as questioning whether it’s better to achieve scholarship through legitimate means or through these negative practices. But this is just one possible interpretation.
It would be helpful to have more information about where this sentence comes from and what precedes and follows it in order to provide a more accurate interpretation.
Do you think that the author uses the words "with" and "by" correctly?
The use of “with” and “by” in this sentence seems to be a way for the author to distinguish between two different relationships between “scholarshit” and “scholarship”.
In English, “with” often indicates accompaniment or possession. So “to make scholarship with scholarshit” could suggest that scholarship is being produced in conjunction with, or possessing, “scholarshit”.
On the other hand, “by” often indicates a method or means. So “to take scholarship by scholarshit” could suggest that “scholarshit” is the method being used to achieve or acquire scholarship.
Without more context, it’s hard to say definitively if these prepositions are being used correctly according to standard English usage. However, they do create a contrast in the sentence that might be what the author intended.
Can you use this sentence and your imagination and creation, to write a paragragh suiting your interpretation in a humorous way?
In the hallowed halls of academia, a new phrase has been coined, causing professors to chuckle and students to scratch their heads in confusion. “To make scholarship with scholarshit or to take scholarship by scholarshit, that’s the question,” says Professor Knowitall, a notorious character known for his love of convoluted jargon.
According to the professor, “making scholarship with scholarshit” refers to those moments when you’re knee-deep in research papers at 3 am, powered by nothing but instant noodles and sheer desperation. The result? A thesis that’s as confusing as it is profound, filled with sentences that make sense only if you squint at them sideways.
On the other hand, “taking scholarship by scholarshit” is when you manage to bluff your way through an entire semester, nodding sagely at lectures while secretly having no clue what’s going on. Then, by some miracle (and a lot of last-minute cramming), you ace the final exam and earn your scholarship.
So, dear students, next time you find yourself lost in the labyrinth of academia, remember Professor Knowitall’s words. Whether you’re making scholarship with scholarshit or taking it by scholarshit, just keep going. After all, as they say in academia, “it’s all Greek to me!”
I can't understand “it’s all Greek to me!”. Could you please explain to me?
The phrase “it’s all Greek to me” is an idiom in English. It’s used to express that something is difficult or impossible to understand12. This phrase is often used when referring to a complex or imprecise verbal or written expression that may use unfamiliar jargon, dialect, or symbols2.
The origin of this phrase traces back to the early modern period and it appears in 1599 in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar2. In the play, the character Casca says “it was Greek to me” indicating that he didn’t understand what was being said because it was in Greek2.
So, if someone says “it’s all Greek to me”, they’re not talking about the Greek language specifically. They’re saying that they find something confusing or hard to understand, just as most English speakers would find the Greek language hard to understand because it’s unfamiliar and uses a different alphabet2.