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Texas A&M Corps speaks its own language

Vocabulary words from the college institution.

November 25, 2011|By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times

The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets has a vocabulary all its own, some of which is spelled out in a primer distributed to all freshmen, or "fish."

cackle — eggs

dead rabbit — cabbage

dope — coffee

non-regs — students not in the Corps

2 percenters — A&M students lacking school spirit

whip out — to salute and introduce oneself to passing upperclassmen. Required of "fish."

wiggle — Jell-O

wildcat — to yell, hands extended overhead. In the dining hall, also means "pineapple."

zips — seniors

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