Terms for college grades, 1958; was: "smash-mouth" + Univ. of Wisconsin student slang (1965)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 30 03:32:39 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu> quoted:

> "heavy booker"

I've always liked M.I.T.'s "Tech tool" (wherein "Tech" is capitalized
because _Tech(nology)_ is - or was, at least through the '70's - the
undergrad-insider equivalent of the outsider "M.I.T.") in that meaning
and _tooling_ for "hitting the books."

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