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.

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.

8. "Fez"

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What it normally means: A type of hat that's round and red, with a flat top and no brim.

What it means at Cambridge: A nightclub filled with intense smog.

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.

15. "Hill"

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What it normally means: A naturally raised area of land.

What it means at Cambridge: Something that doesn't really exist in Cambridge, but you claim you have to go up one to get to Girton.

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.

18. "June"

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What it normally means: The sixth month of the year. Follows May.

What it means at Cambridge: The month in which May Week is celebrated and May Balls are attended.

22. "Punt"

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What it normally means: To kick a ball upfield.

What it means at Cambridge: A narrow, flat-bottomed boat you'll spend a lot of time in once your exams have ended.

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.