Is this usage correct:

The Tim Smith show takes listeners through Tim's day to day life as a broadcasting legend cum podcaster.

Are the dashes "-" necessary?

and is the broadcasting legend too much? Should it only be Noun-cum-noun?


  • Honestly, The only use I have for that word is in conjunction with magna/summa cum laude. Why would you want to use it and not turned in that sentence?
    – Jim
    Mar 5 '19 at 21:01
  • Using cum in that way is vaguely pretentious. I recommend it only if you've fallen out of love with the English language.
    – Robusto
    Mar 5 '19 at 21:03

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