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Post by Archived Topic » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:13 pm

Does anyone know why a graduation cap is called a mortarboard?
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:27 pm

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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:41 pm

It is called a mortarboard because it looks just like the board that construction workers use to mix mortar on. It is a square (board) with a handle on the bottom.
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:56 pm

It is called a mortarboard because it looks just like the board that construction workers use to mix mortar on. It is a square (board) with a handle on the bottom.

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