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CUNY & Cornell, was Re: British Latin

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Thursday, June 7, 2001, 0:43
On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, John Cowan wrote:

> Yoon Ha Lee scripsit: > > CUNY is an abbreviation for...? <puzzled look> > > The City University of New York, which is composed of about 20-odd > 2-year and 4-year colleges in various parts of > the city. The oldest of these is City College, > which I attended 1977-1980 (but didn't quite get a degree).
Ah, gotcha. <Shaking head> So many colleges...for the longest time I was under the stupid impression that MIT was in Michigan...<squirm> Probably because one of my friends went to U Michigan at Ann Arbor and was an engineer, and my brain glitched.
> > Hey, at least it's a nice nifty Latin motto. Cornell...<shaking head and > > sighing> It's all English to me. > > High above Cayuga's ditches > Comes a mighty smell; > Fifty thousand sons of bitches > Call themselves Cornell! > > That was my father's version of the Cornell song -- he went > to the University of Pennsylvania. But my mother taught > at Cornell in academic 1967-68, and I went to elementary > school there.
ROTFL! Well, if there's anyone from Harvard here, I could try transcribing the lyrics to the Cayuga Waiters' "We Didn't Go to Harvard" (to the tune of "We Didn't Light the Fire")....<G> YHL