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>