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    (Original post by micky022)
    It makes them sound cleverer than they actually are, usually.
    oh god, if my first year at uni has taught me anything then it's this.
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Made my account today. WAAAHHH! Weblearn is taking its time to recognise me, but I already sent an email to myself from @magd.ox.ac.uk and I'm buzzing.

    Reading list... Fffuuu. I've just been on a short holiday in France, only read 100 pages of one of my books, and the French translation is trickling along. Might have to cheat and read the English translation.
    Nice! It took 24 hours for weblearn to recognise me.

    Being incredibly bored, I went on Oxam and did the French Prelims translation paper.

    Thankfully it's ok - I was expecting near impossible tasks

    Literature on the other hand....
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Ack, so jealous. I want my @merton.ox.ac.uk (incidentally, am I the only person who pronounces that as "dot ox dot ack dot uck"?) address!

    Also, only a month to go. I should really start doing those maths exercises.
    It'd be cool if Exeter emails were "ex.ox.ac.uk"

    I think someone mentioned this earlier, but your pronunciation would make it sound so cool.

    I find myself saying ox then spelling out each letter...
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    (Original post by Laurenx0044)
    Thanks and you!
    No I haven't. I've done about 2/3 of it, I'm working through it slowly. haha
    Erm... no I haven't got a freshers pack as such but I got an email with my log in information for weblearn, so I have been on that. And I found a freshers booklet online.



    It does seem we are quite few and far between on tsr :P Have you seen the Corpus facebook group, there are quite a lot of people on there and everybody is lovely http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/165851553472283/
    Would you believe I don't actually have Facebook?

    Shocking, I know....
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    I've only just realised how hideously dense most academic history is. Yuck. Why do academics use so many loooooong words?

    And I think you may be in a minority for that pronunciation. I go for the long-winded tongue twister of every letter.
    It's funny because I think you often find that the truly outstanding historians, those that really sway you to their way of thinking, provoke the most thought and inspire the most interest are usually the ones who don't feel the need to embellish their writing with the most abtruse vocab possible.

    I'm reading the late F.W Walbank's "The Hellenistic World" at the moment and I'm
    finding it a joy. It's no coincidence that he's considered one of the foremost historians of the ancient world!
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    I've only just realised how hideously dense most academic history is. Yuck. Why do academics use so many loooooong words?

    And I think you may be in a minority for that pronunciation. I go for the long-winded tongue twister of every letter.
    Careful there, my dad's (technically) a historian, although not very academic. :p:

    It's so much more fun to say it that way! If only it had been called 'Okford' to begin with it could have been even better...
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    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    Would you believe I don't actually have Facebook?

    Shocking, I know....
    Haha ok. Yeah I didn't have it until last year and now I do I just kind of assume that everyone else has it too :P sorry
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    Yey, I now have my login
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Ack, so jealous. I want my @merton.ox.ac.uk (incidentally, am I the only person who pronounces that as "dot ox dot ack dot uck"?) address!

    Also, only a month to go. I should really start doing those maths exercises.
    I pronounce it like that - I think I picked it up from one of the tutors at an Oxbridge conference.

    I don't have my @exeter.ox.ac.uk email address yet, but I did go down to Oxford yesterday and bought my gown, mortarboard and white bow tie. To quote Mr. DeFossard above, I, too, am "buzzing".
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    No but I stayed there for my interviews. Im in Keble in Hayward now.
    Ah ok, I just thought it might be because of the 'funky 60s style' comment . Also those rooms have fridges. Anyway.
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    (Original post by Bax-man)
    I pronounce it like that - I think I picked it up from one of the tutors at an Oxbridge conference.

    I don't have my @exeter.ox.ac.uk email address yet, but I did go down to Oxford yesterday and bought my gown, mortarboard and white bow tie. To quote Mr. DeFossard above, I, too, am "buzzing".
    Hurrah. If we use it conspicuously enough it'll catch on and we can conquer the world.

    Aww, so jealous. I'm going to have to wait until I go up to buy mine, so no parading around my bedroom in academic dress just yet.
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    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    It's funny because I think you often find that the truly outstanding historians, those that really sway you to their way of thinking, provoke the most thought and inspire the most interest are usually the ones who don't feel the need to embellish their writing with the most abtruse vocab possible.

    I'm reading the late F.W Walbank's "The Hellenistic World" at the moment and I'm
    finding it a joy. It's no coincidence that he's considered one of the foremost historians of the ancient world!
    I know what you mean, I think similarly of Niall Ferguson, I know he's slightly more of a popular historian, but he writes in such an engrossing way. I'm reading Roy Porter's "Enlightenment: Britain and the making of the modern world" which is certainly very good, but it's packed to the brim with all sorts of -isms. How am I meant to keep track of Cartesianism, Deism, Arithomancy, Cleromancy, Dactylomancy.....?
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    Booyah. Weblearn has recognised my account now, I'm in.

    What do I do?
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Booyah. Weblearn has recognised my account now, I'm in.

    What do I do?
    Run in little circles celebrating of course!
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    Going down on Wednesday for accomodation purposes, excited now
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    (Original post by ChopinNocturne)
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    Hey guys, sorry it's a few days late and, also, sorry to bring the conversation back to mini fridges. These are the dimensions for the 20L on Argos







    Without the front door pockets or the shelf, the measurements are: depth 21cm, width 25cm and height 33cm. I think it will be a pretty handy little thing
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    (Original post by Babs12123)
    Hey guys, sorry it's a few days late and, also, sorry to bring the conversation back to mini fridges. These are the dimensions for the 20L on Argos

    Without the front door pockets or the shelf, the measurements are: depth 21cm, width 25cm and height 33cm. I think it will be a pretty handy little thing
    You awesome individual. Trying not to sound too clueless, how do those measurements translate into gin bottles? And perhaps even more importantly, will fridge magnets stick to the door?
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    You awesome individual. Trying not to sound too clueless, how do those measurements translate into gin bottles? And perhaps even more importantly, will fridge magnets stick to the door?
    I am now awesome-less as I do not have a gin bottle handy D:
    I can fit at least 6 70cl bottles of vodka in if that helps?
    Sadly fridge magnets do not stick. They may have to be a special treat for when you go home
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    (Original post by Babs12123)
    I am now awesome-less as I do not have a gin bottle handy D:
    I can fit at least 6 70cl bottles of vodka in if that helps?
    Sadly fridge magnets do not stick. They may have to be a special treat for when you go home
    No fridge magnets‽ This is a calamity of the highest order. Thanks for the information, though.
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    Mini fridges, eh? Guess which college has a mini fridge in each room...
 
 
 
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