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bioteacher

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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2019, 05:31:22 PM »
I'm totally blanking on the name/names we had for it/them, but we had a name for a generic university/college that we all worked for at some point. The adminicritters there are the absolute best rodents in the field.  I'll know the name for it when I see it, but I bet someone else knows what I'm talking about.

RMP- rate my professors might be an abbreviation worth adding to the list.

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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2019, 05:37:42 PM »
I'm totally blanking on the name/names we had for it/them, but we had a name for a generic university/college that we all worked for at some point. The adminicritters there are the absolute best rodents in the field.  I'll know the name for it when I see it, but I bet someone else knows what I'm talking about.

Would that be Kissy Face College (KFC) with the outstanding memos?
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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2019, 05:56:20 PM »
I'm totally blanking on the name/names we had for it/them, but we had a name for a generic university/college that we all worked for at some point. The adminicritters there are the absolute best rodents in the field.  I'll know the name for it when I see it, but I bet someone else knows what I'm talking about.

Would that be Kissy Face College (KFC) with the outstanding memos?

I think that KFC should be there, as well as "Basket Weaving".
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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2019, 08:40:54 PM »
YES! KFC! That was it. It was on the tip of my tongue.

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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2019, 05:01:09 AM »
I think that KFC should be there, as well as "Basket Weaving".

I will need help with "Basket Weaving".  What are you thinking for that?
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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2019, 08:06:52 AM »
I think that KFC should be there, as well as "Basket Weaving".

I will need help with "Basket Weaving".  What are you thinking for that?
A generic stand-in for any field of study, often used in describing courses.

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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2019, 11:21:06 AM »
SPADFY "Some people are different from you" -- a reminder that, regardless of how strong one individual's feelings are on the rightness of a course of action, someone else can feel just as strongly in the opposite direction.  Some people love small towns and some love only the biggest cities in the world.  Some people love teaching, some love research, and some love service.

I thought SPADFY was "Some places are different from yours."

In other words, the advice that I believe to be helpful based on my experience at my institution may not apply at your institution because of differing institutional priorities or culture.

Should our glossary mention both people and places?

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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2019, 05:32:18 PM »
SPADFY "Some people are different from you" -- a reminder that, regardless of how strong one individual's feelings are on the rightness of a course of action, someone else can feel just as strongly in the opposite direction.  Some people love small towns and some love only the biggest cities in the world.  Some people love teaching, some love research, and some love service.

I thought SPADFY was "Some places are different from yours."

In other words, the advice that I believe to be helpful based on my experience at my institution may not apply at your institution because of differing institutional priorities or culture.

Should our glossary mention both people and places?

YMMV was typically used for place-dependent variations on the old fora based on what I read.

What say you frequent readers?
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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 07:17:08 PM »
SPADFY "Some people are different from you" -- a reminder that, regardless of how strong one individual's feelings are on the rightness of a course of action, someone else can feel just as strongly in the opposite direction.  Some people love small towns and some love only the biggest cities in the world.  Some people love teaching, some love research, and some love service.

I thought SPADFY was "Some places are different from yours."

In other words, the advice that I believe to be helpful based on my experience at my institution may not apply at your institution because of differing institutional priorities or culture.

Should our glossary mention both people and places?

YMMV was typically used for place-dependent variations on the old fora based on what I read.

What say you frequent readers?

I believe this is the origin of SPADFY:  https://www.chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,88417.0.html

Should the link cease working, the post was by tinyzombie:

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This thread calls for a new acronym. Apply it where it is needed.

SPADFY.

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Re: Assembling the Lexicon
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2019, 02:40:28 PM »
SPADFY is not in UrbanDictionary but YMMV is.