College Lingo: New Vocabulary
By Jayce Dean Scott

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College Lingo: New Vocabulary, Slang and Buzzwords from Today's Campuses.

Author Jayce Dean Scott has over 15 years' experience as a College
Advisor, Educational Consultant, and Public Speaker. He has worked
with over 4,000 students with organizational leadership, career
counseling, crisis mediation and college lifestyle coaching. He has
also been the author of over 150 non-profit fiscal development
proposals for organizations ranging from the Houston Symphony to the
National Endowment for the Arts.

College Lingo: "Like, my total Melvin roomie dissed me and tha's after he mooched my munchies from the R2D2"
English translation: "My complete nerd roommate disrespected me after taking snacks from the dorm fridge."
Every college has its own set of traditions, history, people and places. In such self-contained micro cultural universes, there arise unique words, slang and general sets of vernacular usage better known as "college lingo". It's possible to hold an entire conversation between two fellow students where an outsider would be clueless.
Although dialect peculiarities occur from campus to campus, there is a pretty good chance that most college tongue (pierced or otherwise) can be used to get you by at any institution. The breath and span of this school speak can include: new words, strange combinations of clichÈs, flavor of the month comedy skits from Saturday Night Live and one particularly useful and fascinating part of the college vocabulary - the acronym. This little handy dandy device is very popular. If a phrase, idea or concept can be crammed into letters with dots, college students will use it.  
 Here is a compiled list of the most popular words and phrases used on campuses today. Knowing them could make the difference between making you a "fab fresh" or a "freshasaurus". See below for those definitions:

All over it - to have things in control ex. "You going to pick up the pizza?" - "Girl, I am all over it."
All that - superior, conceited, arrogant ex. "That guy thinks he is all that."
Alpha Greek - the male or female who "rules" the school
Greek system - or thinks they do
Antler Festival - parties where there are more men than women
As if - statement of disagreement

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See Also: College Lingo 2


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