The Huffington Post has a “Field Guide To College Slang” today, which appears to have been written by my Dad! We polled the three college interns in our office (myself included), who are students at a sporty southern school, a huge urban university and a mid-sized Northeastern school. None of us has ever heard any college student use any of these terms. Most of us had never even heard these terms in the first place. And one of us is even a guy!
The slideshow includes the terms “gut class,” “Blitz,” “Self Call,” “ABP,” “Shmen,” “HTH,” “Turkey Dump,” “Boot,” “Midnight Howl” and “Dormcest.” Huh?
Though we don’t use these words, we came up with five terms that we think students have actually used in this decade.
Latenight – An after-party that starts around 2 a.m., after the bars close. Likely fueled by whatever booze remains.
Sexile – To be locked out of your room because your roommate is doing the dirty.
Walk Of Shame – To walk home in your clothes from last night, as the result of a romantic sleepover.
Fourth Meal - A fourth meal, offered late-night in the college dining hall. Usually consists of chicken wings and the like.
Pregame – A gathering to drink before going out, because it is a) cheaper if you’re going to a bar or b) easier to get the booze if you’re going to a crowded party. Yes, college students binge drink. Deal with it.
Do you agree – or do you say things like “Schmen”?
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