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What's the biggest "inside joke" on your campus?

HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe 4528 replies254 threads Senior Member
edited March 2012 in College Life
Title says it all.

We have two:

1. The CSA's and tour guides all insist that the buildings are named after grapes...but we all know they're really named after wines. (Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot, Verdot, Beaujolais, etc.)

2. When the weather is warm, because our school uses authentic "fertilizer" for all our lawns and because we're right next to a creek, we get this wonderful odor..nicknamed "The Sonoma Aroma".
edited March 2012
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  • fa-la-la-lenafa-la-la-lena 2790 replies54 threads Senior Member
    There's a facebook group that sums it up; The girls in Case work Wonders when they're Holden your Wilson. This kinky little saying demonstrates the 4 different halls of South Complex at Michigan State (Case, Wonders, Holden, Wilson)

    There's a lot more that I just can't think of right now...
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  • ferryboat10ferryboat10 624 replies12 threads Member
    1. Everyone from out of state being from New Jersey or Long Island
    2. Everyone in our upper-class cohort already attending the 4-year school or transferring from one local community college. First couple of weeks, the question was asked - "UMD or MC?" Of the 180 of us, I've only found 6 that transferred in from another school last year and only 2 from another 4-year school.
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  • Mr. BojanglesMr. Bojangles 818 replies6 threads Member
    George P. Burdell
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  • sleepymansleepyman 204 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Everyone drives home on the weekends, we all call it "the Darkside" instead of "Parkside". And no one makes any black jokes without paying for it in some way.
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  • BusinessGuyBusinessGuy 543 replies8 threads Member
    OP: Your tour guides are correct, all of those names are for the grapes. Wines are named after the grapes used to make them. So, you can have a wine that says (45% Merlot, 55% Cabernet Sauvignon).
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  • germoongermoon 67 replies24 threads Junior Member
    I have a friend who goes to Tulane, and told me about granny cart lady. There's a facebook group, but basically she's this really old lady who wanders around with one of those carts that grannies sometimes have. Her son apparently is a professor in the architecture department, but basically what she does is she'll walk into a class and mumble to herself, or to others. Apparently she's got a racist streak too, and instead of using the sidewalks, she just walks down the middle of the street. Kind of sad? Yep. Should people leave her alone? Probably.

    But I'll admit that it's just too funny!
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  • b@r!um[email protected]!um 10254 replies175 threads Senior Member
    The duckpond run. That's about as much as I am allowed to say :)
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  • HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe 4528 replies254 threads Senior Member
    BusinessGuy: It's more a joke than anything. We know the school means them as grapes, but we all tease the CSAs and tourguides about "How can we be expected to live substance-free if even the BUILDINGS are named after wine?"

    To which they reply, "THEY'RE GRAPES!!!!"
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  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown 8241 replies73 threadsForum Champion Brown Forum Champion

    oohhhhhhhh. that makes sense. When I read the OP, I immediately thought was BusinessGuy was thinking too.
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  • sleepymansleepyman 204 replies10 threads Junior Member
    I have a friend who goes to Tulane, and told me about granny cart lady.
    Oh yeah we apparently have a wandering hobo who lives here, I haven't seen him I just heard from the facebook group.
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  • MNKeeperMNKeeper 313 replies12 threads Member

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  • MushaboomBlueMushaboomBlue 1686 replies29 threads Senior Member
    I don't know if this is really an inside joke, but at my school we have this statue called "Willy the Silent". The original story behind the statue is that he silently watches over Voorhees Mall here at Rutgers.

    But the students changed that story completely and states that when ever a virgin girl walks by, he makes a whistling noise. But when a non-virgin walks by -- he's silent. Considering this is Rutgers (or Slutgers) I'm sure he doesn't do a lot of whistling.
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  • catsushicatsushi 1899 replies71 threads Senior Member
    We have a bus that goes to MIT/Harvard, and it goes by several names..."**** truck", "cuddle shuttle", and "stab cab". Teehee.
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  • White_RabbitWhite_Rabbit 910 replies37 threads Member
    Tourist come from all over the world to touch John Harvard's foot. The students just pee on it when they're drunk.
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  • mattd1688mattd1688 612 replies48 threads Member
    What girls say: The odds are good but the goods are odd.
    What guys say: Girls are like parking spaces, all the good ones are taken and the rest are handicapped.
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  • catsushicatsushi 1899 replies71 threads Senior Member
    ^^Hahaha I want a shirt that has that first quote, but I have yet to see them be sold.

    Although I have to disagree with the "what guys say" one. Being that some of us choose to be single, would that mean that we choose to be handicapped? But still, it's a clever quote.
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  • CaseSpartan10CaseSpartan10 313 replies8 threads Member

    don't know if we go to the same school or not but:

    girls say- The odds are good but the goods are odd.
    Guys say- CWRU: Case Women R Ugly
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  • PseudonymPseudonym 647 replies2 threads Member
    Hm, let's see...

    We've got a building called the Wang Center with an enormous phallic tower on top, and a SAC (stands for student activities center, pronounced "sack") with two ballrooms.

    The pizza's so good it's worth committing armed robbery for (the "gun" turned out to be an overzealous security guard's hallucination, but we only found that out after they put the whole campus on alert and locked some buildings down... the pizza really is awesome, though!)

    But of course, the definition of an "inside joke" means that they're not that funny if you're not from that school :P
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  • catsushicatsushi 1899 replies71 threads Senior Member
    Guys say- CWRU: Case Women R Ugly

    :( One of my good friends goes to Case, and she's damn sexy.

    Pseudonym, our campus center is called the Wang, too! And we have a building called the Clapp and Munger (look it up on urban dictionary, it's horrible).
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  • DuperDuper 1097 replies28 threads- Senior Member
    Stony Brook?
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