07/19/2011 08:56 am ET Updated Sep 18, 2011

College Lingo Defined

If you're starting college in the fall, do yourself a favor and print this out right now. Print out one for you and one for your roommate ... and your BFF ... and her roommate ... and maybe one for your neighbor ... and your neighbor's neighbor, too. Why? As most collegiettes™ will tell you, at some point during your first few days on campus, somebody will say something to you and might as well be talking in Finnish. And while awkwardly showing up to an ABC party dressed as your favorite consonant makes for a great freshman year anecdote, a quick review of the Collegiette™ Dictionary will have you talking the talk in no time. So fear not, pre-collegiettes™ (and collegiettes™ who just want some reminders of college over the summer): this is your guide to college lingo. And just to clear this one up...

ABC Party:"Anything But Clothes" Party.

Attendees wear (as the name implies) anything but clothes: monopoly money, duct tape, candy bar wrappers, calculus notes, etc. It's a great excuse to flaunt your creativity at making clothes out of, well, not clothes (and you thought that skill would never come in handy!).

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