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    Are the subject of a show on Fox about PC and gov. regulation. Making no comment on the content.

    Better them than us.

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    I didn't know that the word "Freshman" was banned over there. Just terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cf-62 View Post
    I didn't know that the word "Freshman" was banned over there. Just terrible.
    FWIW, technically you're supposed to call freshmen "First-Years" at Duke, too, though few do. Duke's a very liberal campus as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Native View Post
    FWIW, technically you're supposed to call freshmen "First-Years" at Duke too.

    Sad but true. I dare not go further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Native View Post
    FWIW, technically you're supposed to call freshmen "First-Years" at Duke, too, though few do. Duke's a very liberal campus as well.
    Duke uses the term freshmen on their own website.

    http://admissions.duke.edu/experience/first-year

    "Read about first-year experiences from Duke freshmen."

    Anyway, hasn't UVA long used the terms "first-year", "second-year", and so forth - long before the phrase/concept politically-correct (as we know it today) came about?

    There is a potential for reasonable and enlightened discussion about the implications of using particular terminology or linguistic constructs but I don't think it'll be found here or at the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cspan37421 View Post

    Anyway, hasn't UVA long used the terms "first-year", "second-year", and so forth - long before the phrase/concept politically-correct (as we know it today) came about?

    .
    Yes, and I was once actually corrected by a UVa parent for using the term "freshman" instead of "first year."


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    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    Yes, and I was once actually corrected by a UVa parent for using the term "freshman" instead of "first year."
    Yep, that's to be expected there. And remember, they don't have a campus, they have grounds.

    I would not be surprised to find perambulators and taverns just beyond their grounds.

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    Freshman is a person while first year is a year. Check it out at Merriam-Webster.

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