Scad vs Spad - What's the difference?
As a noun scad
is any of several fish, of the family carangidae, from the western atlantic.
As an adjective spad is
thin, tiny, young.
As a verb spad is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Any of several fish, of the family Carangidae, from the western Atlantic.
A large number or quantity (usually used in the plural).
A government adviser, often in a political or media role.
* 2009 , Ben Wright,
Hidden world of the political advisers, BBC:
* 2012 ,
- A successful stint as a spad can be a crucial political apprenticeship - as many of the current crop of professional politicians including the Miliband brothers, David Cameron and George Osborne can testify - so long as they stay in the dark.
Avoid The Thick of It-style spad appointments, ministers told, The Guardian :
- The hit BBC sitcom satirising the inner workings of Whitehall and the so-called spads contains "more than a grain of truth", the head of the cross-party public administration select committee has warned.