in/at college

Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Wed Nov 10 16:40:28 UTC 1999

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From: <RonButters at AOL.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 10:08 AM
Subject: in/at college

> In a message dated 11/9/1999 4:33:32 PM, highbob at MINDSPRING.COM writes:
> << Maybe "in college" is a southern thing? >>
> Nope--when I submitted myself to higher education (1958-1962) I was "in
> college" but "at the University of Iowa"; when my parents spoke about
> though, they said I was "away at college." After that, I was "in graduate
> school" (same place, 1962-67). Now I teach "in a university" but I teach
> Duke University."

    Sounds quite reasonable to me, my parents used the same phraseology
    as yours when I was attending college and when I was a professor.
    Scott Catledge

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