Richard Armitage on university break
Simultaneously overconfident, pretentious and immature; having the intellectual development of a nineteen-year-old. Probably derived from Greek / Latin sophisma to Old French soffime to 17th century English sophumer (someone who practices sophism, later a formal designation for second-year students at Cambridge University that was imported by Harvard College upon its founding. The folk etymology from Greek sophos (wise) + moros (foolish) is probably incorrect. Richard Armitage as Kenneth in Love, Love, Love. My cap.
Before you object, my favorite age to teach was eighteen- to twenty-four-year-olds. But it’s true, there is something about that second year of university (called the sophomore year in the U.S.) that makes students seem to think they know everything. It has its charming moments.