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JCDC



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:09 am    Post subject: GW not hip enough? Reply with quote

A movement to change from Colonials to Hippos at GW.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2018/05/03/extremely-offensive-gw-students-launch-petition-to-change-colonials-nickname-they-prefer-hippos/
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MrMac



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could see many, many more students/alumni taking offense over being referred to as "Hippos"...just sayin'.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought "Continentals" made more sense historically, even though folks today associate the word with Lincoln.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

catnhat wrote:
I always thought "Continentals" made more sense historically, even though folks today associate the word with Lincoln.


Agreed. Wasn't the whole point of the Revolution to avoid the label, "Colonials"?
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JCDC



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's better than the Foggy Bottoms.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMac wrote:
catnhat wrote:
I always thought "Continentals" made more sense historically, even though folks today associate the word with Lincoln.


Agreed. Wasn't the whole point of the Revolution to avoid the label, "Colonials"?
One of my student employees headed to GW Law in the fall...unless she gets a Fulbright.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they bought the bronze hippo statue in an antique store, I can only conclude that I've been shopping at the wrong antique stores
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