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Oxley’s College Dictionary

When you’re a freshman at OSU there are many unfamiliar words classmates use during conversation and in passing. What does blacking out mean? Why does 12th Avenue sell bread? Where is 34 Chitt? And of course, you’re too embarrassed to ask anyone what anything means, and you’re left to wonder or hope that only Google can help you out. Fear not little freshies and upperclass- men alike, we’ve got you covered with our Webster’s College Dictio- nary of popular campus terms, so you too can fit in, fellow student.

AFRODUCK

A legendary duck with an afro that lived in mirror lake and was the unofficial mascot of OSU until January of 2016.

AFRODUCK 2.0

He appeared a few months after the original Afroduck’s death and was seen as a god to some; but when the OSU campus needed him most, he vanished (when the lake was drained).

12TH AVENUE BREAD & COMPANY

It’s connected to Kcomm and has the best pizza bagels on campus. No, they don’t sell loaves of bread.

BEAT THE CLOCK

A cheap and easy way to get drunk on a Friday or black out before midnight. Participating bars serve drinks starting at $1 or $2 around noon, then slowly go back up to normal price every hour.

BLACKING OUT

When you drink too much alcohol, forget what you did, and have to ask your friends to help put your memory back together.

BROWNING OUT

When you drink a lot of alcohol, forget some of what you did, but still have to ask your friends to help put your memory back together. Not as bad as blacking out.

BLOCK

A huge tailgate-style party before Ohio State football games thrown by multiple fraternities at their annex houses. Drowning in free Natty and White Claws are the two main components.

BRUNCH

Also known as ghting o a hangover with more alcohol while trying to look and sound classy with mimosas on Sunday morning. Your messy bun gives everything away.

BULLS

A shortened version of the famous Bullwinkles club on High. One time is enough.

CHITT SHOW

This is either the drink at Leo’s guaranteed to get you smashed, or the block party that happens every year on Chittenden. Either will make you forget this de nition.

34 E CHITT

Everyone must attend this house party as a freshman. The fun part is nding it.

DARTY

Day party. Simple. Usually hosted by fraternities.

DAY DRINKING

Drinking alcohol during the day. Also simple. Taking a nap for a bit after and going back out is a classic college student move.

GDI

An abbreviation for Goddamn Inde- pendent, or a girl that doesn’t rush sororities. No Delta Nu Legally Blonde scenarios for her.

KCOMM

Kennedy Commons, the only dining hall on South Campus (there’s no Mongolian Grill here kids). Good luck nding seats if it’s busy.

PREGAME

Drinking enough alcohol to get a buzz going before going out so you can spend less money on drinks. You usually spend more money than you want anyway.

SEL

Science and Engineering Library—the “real” name of 18th Avenue Library. New students have brought back the SEL library term for no real reason. Stop. Please.

SUNDAY SCARIES

This is when you party all weekend and have a shit ton of homework due by Monday. You feel impending doom all Sunday long. You probably think this won’t happen to you and you’re a “good” student, but OH it will.

TOM W. DAVIS CLOCK TOWER

It’s a giant clock on North Campus that doesn’t t in with the surrounding buildings and scenery. It serves no other purpose besides showing the time and ads. Normally a block or two of light is screwed up.

YOPRO

An abbreviation for Young Professional that rhymes and sounds like GoPro. Also a title to make recent graduates feel better about themselves.

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Baylie Schwamberger

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