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15 Words That Mean Something Totally Different To Liberal Arts Grads

Oh, the life of a young scholar!

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1. "Concentration"

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What it means: Focus, or density (most practically, this applies to juice)

What it means to liberal arts grads: Your course of study: usually a hybrid of social issues, academic theory, and media studies with a name long enough to be the title of a Fiona Apple album.

2. "Library"

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What it means: A place for the community to take out books, movies, and use computers.

What it means to liberal arts grads: The video game level where you negotiate a grimy lit labyrinth of stressed out twenty-somethings, study drugs, and loud freshmen gossiping in order to get the one copy of the text left on course reserve and get out unscathed.

3. "Whole Foods"

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What it means: An upscale grocery store.

What it means to liberal arts grads: Buffet style food that unexpectedly triggers your PT(DH)SD: post-traumatic dining hall stress disorder.

4. "QR"

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What it means: An abbreviation for the American Quarter or the band Quiet Riot.

What it means to liberal arts grads: The quantitative requirement you will have inevitably saved for the Spring of your Senior year, which you will then spend trying to figure out "The Biology of Science Fiction" or "Organic Chemistry for Foodies". You will almost not graduate and scrape by with a D+.

10. "Campus Safety"

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What it means: An important aspect of any college or university.

What it means to liberal arts grads: Institutionalized party-poopers/an SUV that terrorizes dorms and keggers.

11. "Adderall"

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What it means: ADHD medication.

What it means to liberal arts grads: A "Faustian deal" where you can access all knowledge if you are willing to turn into a robot tweaker for a little while.

12. "Acapella"

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What it means: A largely outmoded form of singing without instrumentation.

What it means to liberal arts grads: A mode of attack that will always catch you in your most vulnerable, stressed out, and sleep deprived moments.

13. "Rugby"

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What it means: A demanding contact sport that should be avoided by non-athletic types.

What it means to liberal arts grads: Something people will tell you "anyone can do" and is "really fun" that you will quickly realize is a demanding contact sport that should be avoided by non-athletic types.

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