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Re: Bostonites. *ZAP*

From:Brian Betty <bbetty@...>
Date:Monday, March 29, 1999, 14:23
J Fischer: "An irrelevant aside - what does "Linguistics 101" mean?  I've
often seen people say "X 101" to mean "the rudiments of X", but I don't
understand the derivation."

In certain state colleges, the intro courses were traditionally numbered,
with 101 being the 'first course' for undergrads. This isn't true for all
colleges, but it's come into common parlance. Each department's 101 class
would therefore be the one ALL undergrads studying X subject would take.
Linguistics 101 would be the basics class for Linguistics.


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