Elizabeth Gregory e-gregory at TAMU.EDU
Fri Jan 26 15:38:33 UTC 2001

At Texas A&M, calling freshmen "fish" seems to derive from the vocabulary of the Corps of Cadets:

Because of A&M's long history as a military school--and the originally military traditions that have been enthusiastically adopted by the entire student body--almost everyone knows at least some "Corps-speak."

Elizabeth Gregory
Texas A&M University

<<< cbernstn at MEMPHIS.EDU  1/26  8:18a >>>
Texas A&M Univ has "fish camp" for students before their freshman year.

Cynthia Bernstein
cbernstn at
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: susan
  Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 10:47 AM
  Subject: Fish

  Any ideas on where the prison term "fish" for the new man on the cell-block originated?
  Thank you very much,
  Susan Gilbert

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