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Date Posted: 08:30:29 08/25/16 Thu
Author: He has risen
Subject: Re: Pitt student
In reply to: Dean 's message, "Re: Pitt student" on 04:19:52 08/25/16 Thu

That Penn State roommate story was great!

I've had issues in the past with the use of "rising", but I sort accept it now as it's been explained to me that it refers to someone who is between grades or college years. It wouldn't be right to describe the student between the buildings as a junior, since he's done with that year, or as a senior, since he's not quite there.

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[> [> [> Re: Pitt student -- Leapin' Lizards, 05:29:14 08/26/16 Fri [1]

All my considerable life, until recently, someone between junior and senior years was called an "incoming senior." Everybody knew what it meant and it didn't sound stupidly, unnecessarily pretentious.
I guess that in an age when everyone gets a trophy for showing up, making each kid sound even more special isn't surprising.
This scholar was so special he got stuck between buildings. There must be a trophy for that.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Pitt student -- Pitterpat, 12:02:34 08/27/16 Sat [1]

Yeah, "rising" is a hilariously inapt and inept word in that context. (The P-G alone isn't guilty of using it, though.)

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Pitt student -- Funky Wagnalls, 18:44:48 08/27/16 Sat [1]

I'm wondering whether this is a newly made up word. I've seen it several times lately but never before.

In the past, "incoming senior" or "who will be a senior in the fall" were adequate.

It has the air of saying "matriculated" when all you need to say is "enrolled" or "attended".

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Pitt student -- Lowering (In mourning for the English language), 08:55:13 08/28/16 Sun [1]

I guess it's "common" now.

https://www.google.com/#q=rising+meaning+will+be+a+sophomore

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[> [> [> [> Re: Pitt student -- Webb Sturrz, 18:17:07 08/28/16 Sun [1]

Something tells me it might have been used to "soften" things given who was involved.

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