Harvard of the South (HotS); Harvard on the Hocking; Harvard on the Highway...

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Mar 4 22:48:37 UTC 2007

On 3/4/07, Susan Burt <smburt at ilstu.edu> wrote:
> I spent a year at McGill and had no idea it was called the
> "Harvard-on-the-St.Lawrence."

New Jersey City University (known to locals by its old name, Jersey
City State) is affectionately nicknamed "Harvard on the Boulevard"
(i.e., Kennedy Boulevard).

> On the other hand, once I spotted someone in a University of Chicago
> sweatshirt that was emblazoned with:
> "Harvard, the University of Chicago of the East."

I believe Stanford uses the same line.

--Ben Zimmer

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