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29 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning At Cambridge University

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2. "Matriculation"

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What it normally means: To be added to a list.

What it means at Cambridge: Queueing up for hours on a rainy morning in the middle of Freshers' Week, wearing last night's fancy dress and a Harry Potter-style gown, for a group photograph.

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5. "Porter"

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What it normally means: A person employed to carry luggage.

What it means at Cambridge: A person employed by your college to let you into your room when you get locked out, give you post and make everything better when it all goes tits up.

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13. "Caesarian"

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What it normally means: The delivery of a foetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus.

What it means at Cambridge: The Sunday that marks the end of fun and the beginning of revision in Easter term. |nvolves Girton and Jesus drinking-societies fighting on Jesus Green.

14. "Suicide"

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What it normally means: To intentionally kill yourself.

What it means at Cambridge: The Sunday that marks the end of exams and the beginning of May Week. Typically involves Pimm's, garden parties and vomit.

16. "Maypole"

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What it normally means: A painted pole with ribbons attached to it that people dance around on May Day.

What it means at Cambridge: A pub which has seen you laugh, cry and vomit. All in the same night.

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27. "Penny"

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What it normally means: A monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a pound.

What it means at Cambridge: The act of throwing 1p into someone else's drink so they have to down it immediately.

28. "Five penny"

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What it normally means: A monetary unit equal to five hundredths of a pound.

What it means at Cambridge: The act of shoving 5p into someone else's dessert so they have to eat it without using their hands.