You say crip, I say gut (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Apr 27 20:59:30 UTC 2010

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An engineer friend of mine from Virg Tech told me that the Physics class
taught to Liberal Arts/Business students was called "Physics for
non-believers" by the engineers and hard scientists there.

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> At 4/27/2010 02:12 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >"Gut" and "crip" were both in use at NYU to describe easy courses,
> among
> >the people I knew "crip" was by far the more common.
> Uptown, "gut" was what I heard commonly at Columbia.  I think I
> didn't hear crip until here a day ago.  (Do we have another
> linguistic dividing line?  What was said at Hunter?  City?  Union
> Theological Seminary?  Jewish Theological Seminary?)  But then, I
> didn't talk to very many people.
> Joel
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