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Nary a week ago, a Bwogger was sitting in a lecture hall, idly taking notes while browsing Reddit. It was the early afternoon, and most students were beginning to get restless as their 75-minute sentence approached its end. And that’s when it happened. “…which admittedly would never happen here in MoHi…” uttered the previously-respected professor.

And with that, a chill swept through the room. Several people shuddered. The Facebook chatters stopped Facebook chatting. That shifty kid watching porn in the back almost looked up, but didn’t. And your unnerved Bwogger jotted down “MoHi… REALLY!?” in his lecture notes. For nothing else that could have been said in that lecture mattered now.

In light of this incident, Bwog embarked on a super serious quest to try and determine which abbreviations that can be heard and/or seen around campus are the most intolerable. As usual, we used lots of science, which means we got together in a room and tried to talk louder than each other because that’s how we rank opinions. Here’s our list; leave your own in the comments!

  • MoHi (also MoHe), for Morningside Heights
  • MoWi, for Morton Williams
  • FroSci, for Frontiers of Science
  • The Jay, for John Jay Hall
  • Lit Hume, for, well, Lit Hum
  • ‘Net, for Koronet
  • Ham, for Hamilton Hall

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  • Van Owen says:

    @Van Owen Fuga: Fucking gay

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous The Vag.

  • ^ says:

    @^ 2008, congrats on graduating and I know you miss college already and stuff, but don’t you think when you graduated before the seniors were freshmen maybe you should starting thinking about reading a real blog?

  • 2008 says:

    @2008 Never heard “FroSci” from 2004-2008. Don’t put that on class of 2008. Started after.

  • "The Butt" says:

    @"The Butt" As in, “Last night I studied in The Butt until 6am” followed by a vaguely disturbing, sleep-deprived cackle

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I’m saying this because I want to get this abbreviation out in the world, not because it irks me: “the Schap” for Schapiro.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Not columbia specific but FiDi for the financial district is just the worst.

    1. on the contrary says:

      @on the contrary fidi >> mima > soha > mohi and thus not, technically speaking, the worst

  • cant believe it says:

    @cant believe it lately been hearing spanish harlem being called SpaHa…

    1. not as bad as says:

      @not as bad as calling South Harlem SoHa

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Some of the freshmen are starting to call CC “CoCo”.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I know it’s not an abbreviation, but can I include the refusal of admins to use frosh or freshmen and the insistence on “first-years” instead? Sorry, Columbia, but you’re no Hogwarts.

      1. alum says:

        @alum I think that’s supposed to make it politically correct, since not everyone in the freshman class are men. Buuuut I still prefer to call them freshmen. First year grad students should be the only “first years” on campus.

      2. Since we're on the subject... says:

        @Since we're on the subject... should first-time writers on this site be called at Bwogwarts?

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous Strike the “at:” typo, obvi.

  • Yeah, but you're Bwog... says:

    @Yeah, but you're Bwog... so everything irks you.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous At first I didn’t read the article, I just saw “FroSci” and started writing an angry comment about how it needs to go.

    So yeah, let’s all burn “FroSci” with fire?

  • The Dark Hand says:

    @The Dark Hand ‘Spec’ or any variation thereof makes me break out in hives.

    1. former staff member says:

      @former staff member People actually say Spectator? Huh. I was unaware. Sorry about that.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous GoCo for

    1. Actually, it's a bacteria... says:

      @Actually, it's a bacteria... called “Go Coli” and it’s found in every shitty season.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Starbs for Starbucks

    1. how about says:

      @how about sbux

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Henelaos when referring to Helen and Menelaos as a couple. Although the professor that gave me that one was/is awesome, so I stand by it.

    Also, you got the tag wrong. It’s supposed to be: “you shut your mouth when you’re talking to me.”

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Morty Bills – Morton

    The DR – Duane Reed

  • MoWi is stupid says:

    @MoWi is stupid But MoWilly’s is the way to go.

  • Sorry.... says:

    @Sorry.... But from reading the Class of 2016’s posts from Facebook, the 2015’ers renaming of “Frontiers” to “FroSci” has been passed on.

    1. CC '13 says:

      @CC '13 I hate to break it to you, but FroSci has been around for at least the last three years.

      1. 2014 says:

        @2014 Yeah we definitely called it FroSci too. It honestly doesn’t bother me at all.

        1. Same 2015er..... says:

          @Same 2015er..... Then why do all the now juniors on Bwog get their panties in a bunch when we use FroSci? jeez.

    2. 2009 says:

      @2009 we called it FroSci long before you kids were born

  • anon says:

    @anon FroYo for frozen yogurt

    1. how about says:

      @how about A-hole for: “hey, I’m not sure if this is quite appropriate, but I would definitely like stick my meat into your buttcheeks.”

      and a nod for fo-shizzle.

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