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Old 04-15-2002, 12:11 AM
Happydaysf91 Happydaysf91 is offline
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Mid-west....

When I refer to Mid-west (not the entire Mid-west -- shoot, I don't even know what states are all included in the Mid-west)....I'm referring to ILLINOIS (Chicago, Peoria, Champaign, Springfield areas) and the ST. LOUY. I don't know anything about OHIO. Never been there....and don't plan on it anytime soon

I see my Greek Sister DableST_01 knows what I'm talking about. And they have been doing this for years and years. The chapter that I was assisting with had a reunion celebration and some of the charter members sat around discussing this and said they never said 'sands'....they always said 'ships' or 'shippies'...then they just bust out laughing and said...we never knew what the heck was in that sand until we made another line. These members were made in the early 70's. Any other sisters from that area of the country be sure to 'chime' in and enlighten us all on the 'way' you all do things in that part of the 'Mid-west'.

Like stated before....state to state, region to region, chapter to chapter...things do vary.

As far as Detroit...my line sister was in Southfield Chapter and used to help with the undergrads up there. She said that that's what the undergrads were saying when she was there from '97-2001. So, it my be just that area of Detroit or etc.

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Old 04-15-2002, 02:24 AM
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I'm sorry

This may seem heartless but I don't care, any person that puts the time and puts "a.m." on the jacket DESERVES to get put in a corner and questioned by grad. If you want to put your time, fine, but don't put a.m. or p.m.! So if someone asks you about it, 3:15 could be 3:15p.m.! How would they know?

I've seen jackets with a.m. on them, and how long they were on line(This one Sigma here has "12 weeks" on his jacket). That is just plain stupid to me. Discretion, Discretion, Discretion!



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Old 04-15-2002, 11:43 AM
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I'm from DETROIT and in my chapter we have specials not personals. Also we obtained our line number by height and line names by personality or character. Songs that I have heard most frequently associated with organizations are...

AKA...Set It Off
A Phi A... Mic Checka
DST...To Be Real
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Old 04-15-2002, 02:54 PM
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In the south....

In the south, I've heard frats refer to the persons on either side of them as their "LINK" (i.e. a #4 would be the link to 3 and 5) and your Big Sister/Brother with your corresponding number is your "POINT" and you are their "SPEC". We also have "families" of corresponding numbers. My mentor, a soror from '73, says that her line was in the shape of a bell curve, tallest in the middle.
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Old 04-15-2002, 09:00 PM
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All these differences in vocab. are interesting to me. These are what we use:

LS/Line Sister: Self-explanatory.
Links: The people just before and just after you on your line. (i.e. I am #13, so my links are my #12 and #14. We also sometimes refer to each other as "front door" or "back door")
Spec: We have Specials (I'd never heard of personals).
Family: A family picture would include me, my spec, my grand-spec, my great-grand-spec, etc. Sometimes we joke around and recognize relationships like "spec cousins."
Sands: Anybody who crosses the same semester as you do, regardless of organization. At my school I have Sigma sands and we greet each other as such.
Club: Someone with the same number as you. Not necessarily in the same organization.. clubs usually show love regardless.
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Old 04-15-2002, 09:46 PM
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Club: Someone with the same number as you. Not necessarily in the same organization.. clubs usually show love regardless. [/B]
In the south...well, Florida...someone with the same number (which is done by height), regardless of organization is called your "izm".

This is really interesting how everything is different but yet the same
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Old 04-16-2002, 04:04 PM
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Daily vocab...

Ivy Priming since the mid to late 1980s:

ivy: A pledge of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

linesisters: Fellow members of the line, i.e. "Where are your ivy linesisters"

front and back: The pledge in front of you and in back of you relative to your line

Big Sisters/Brothers: Self explanatory

Special Big Sister: She's special and would be afforded the utmost respect from those who want to be greek... Frequent gifting is desirable and often lacks high expense.

DP: Dean of pledges or what is called the MIP chair now

your super: Maybe it is an East coast thing, but I lived with my "ivy linesister" who was my super...

sands: Other sorors or fellow greek members who pledged the same year as you... Back in the day, all schools only pledged one semester or year for that matter... It changed when official MIPing started.


Here's a question: How do YOU sing or chant the "Alphabet Song"? Slow, fast, extra-parts? We would sing it fast with A.K.A. let me hear you say... Then start over. Come to find out my Soror Mom from early 1960's whole semester above ground pledging sang it fast, too...

Deltaqte: I concur, 100% with the times!!! If folks find it extremely important to keep "accuracy", then maybe they should consider using the military standard of time... One could always say that they were in another "time zone" while crossing... But your idea is the best...

Hey, this is interesting!!!

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Old 04-16-2002, 04:21 PM
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we sang it sort of fast...
hum, hum, hum (AKA) hum, hum too, (AKA) the rest of the alphabet, then we'd end it by saying "we love AKA blah, blah blah....."
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Old 04-16-2002, 04:37 PM
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My big sisters tried to make us sing the alphabet to the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In"... it made NO SEMBLANCE OF A SONG!! I always thought it was pointless because we sang about 10 times slower than we said it.

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Old 04-18-2002, 04:30 PM
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My big sisters tried to make us sing the alphabet to the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In"... it made NO SEMBLANCE OF A SONG!! I always thought it was pointless because we sang about 10 times slower than we said it.
LOL! Now that is funny! I have heard(and performed) the greek Alphabet in many versions, songs and styles.

And they are always funny

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Old 04-20-2002, 01:31 AM
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Diva

I use the word "Diva", though I'm not a member of Delta Sigma Theta, nor do I have an interest. I use the word because it has long been something that has been used in the classical music world when referring to singers, and I am a vocal performance major (classical/opera).
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Old 04-20-2002, 10:42 AM
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Diva

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I use the word "Diva", though I'm not a member of Delta Sigma Theta, nor do I have an interest. I use the word because it has long been something that has been used in the classical music world when referring to singers, and I am a vocal performance major (classical/opera).
Hi Blessed1, I see you and I have a lot interests alike, our names, Blessed1, and D ableST _1, and we are both vocal performace major (classical/opera). It's a TOUGH, major so good luck!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2002, 06:07 PM
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Re: Daily vocab...

Quote:
Originally posted by AKA_Monet

Here's a question: How do YOU sing or chant the "Alphabet Song"? Slow, fast, extra-parts? We would sing it fast with A.K.A. let me hear you say... Then start over. Come to find out my Soror Mom from early 1960's whole semester above ground pledging sang it fast, too...

[/B]
We sang it fast and ended with A.K.A. ...
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Old 04-22-2002, 01:07 AM
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Bruh slang and thangs

The Bruhs have added so much to er'bodys culture...

I was just at QUE/Delta Weekend in Hattiesburg.. and I saw
Other orgs wearing different color CAMO pants and boots?

Other orgs searching for a unofficial uniQUE song to stroll/hop too ala Atomic Dog... A tune to where, whenever it's played, folks know to get the hurl out the way.. cause my org is about to put it down on the stroll tip.

slang: Cat, Tail-Dog, calling each other "Dawg", slaw {something terrible or ugly}, swine {full figured women (regional)}, SET OUT "showing hospitality".. and of course.. THE BRUHS.. every greek knows that when someone says.. THe Bruhs... they're refering to the QUES...

As a matter of fact.. the word QUE is associated with THE BRUHS...
The Greek letter Omega doesn't correlate to the English letter 'Q'
.. yet still, you see some orgs with the Greek letter Omega in the org name refer to that letter as "QUE" instead of Omega..

Nasty.. is always assoc with the QUES and sometimes the Kappas..

There are other slang that the QUES use that hasn't made it out to the general Greek public yet.. such as use of the number '86' and such....
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Old 05-06-2002, 08:17 PM
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most definately!!!!

as many bglo members know, there is intrinsically little difference that sets us apart from each other, because we all typically have the same goals in mind. it is the little things about us that we hold dear to our hearts. it is for this reason that every ZETA on my yard was heated when the A.K.A.'s who just stepped on the yard was going around saying they were exemplifying FINER WOMANHOOD. the situation was handled maturely, and apologies were exchanged but anyone can see the potential backlash this could have resulted in.
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