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How can you have a supported opinion on the subject if you have never even met a johnian? have you been to cambridge?
Let's just take a little look at what I said, shall we?

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"I'd rather be at Oxford than St. John's" doesn't mean most people at St. John's have a burning desire to go to Oxford. It means people who DON'T go there apparently hold it in such contempt that they would rather go to OXFORD (clearly the worst place in the Universe) than go there.

I've never met a Johnian. I think the stereotype is mainly founded on the fact that it's a rich college.
Now let's just give it a read, and maybe you'll be able to tell that my 'opinion' was on the semantics of the stereotype (i.e. what the wording actually means) and not on whether or not it was true. I also gave an opinion on what the stereotype may be founded upon. Neither of these require that I have met anyone from John's, because, as I said, it's a stereotype, it isn't true.

Mind you, you didn't manage to read my big brightly-coloured sig saying I'm at Cambridge, so I'm not surprised you didn't manage to read what I actually said.
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Let's just take a little look at what I said, shall we?



Now let's just give it a read, and maybe you'll be able to tell that my 'opinion' was on the semantics of the stereotype (i.e. what the wording actually means) and not on whether or not it was true. I also gave an opinion on what the stereotype may be founded upon. Neither of these require that I have met anyone from John's, because, as I said, it's a stereotype, it isn't true.

Mind you, you didn't manage to read my big brightly-coloured sig saying I'm at Cambridge, so I'm not surprised you didn't manage to read what I actually said.
Sorry mate, just thought you seemed overly confident on a subject which to you appeared to only come from hearsay. Also, how have you spent a term there and not met anyonefrom johns, its like one of the biggest with the most folk. Never mind anyhows. Have a good new year.
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Plus, which thread is this in? cos it tells me its in the St. Johns college one, but the subject is 'Why st johns rather than oxford?'
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Plus, which thread is this in? cos it tells me its in the St. Johns college one, but the subject is 'Why st johns rather than oxford?'
This is my thread.
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Sorry mate, just thought you seemed overly confident on a subject which to you appeared to only come from hearsay. Also, how have you spent a term there and not met anyonefrom johns, its like one of the biggest with the most folk. Never mind anyhows. Have a good new year.
There are 13 people from St. John's doing MML, out of 190. It's quite reasonable I haven't met any of them yet

(Why did I go and look that up? I don't know).
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There are 13 people from St. John's doing MML, out of 190. It's quite reasonable I haven't met any of them yet

(Why did I go and look that up? I don't know).
It happens; I swear I haven't met a single engineer from Trinity

I reckon they just shy away from our :awesome:ness
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(Original post by Melz0r)
There are 13 people from St. John's doing MML, out of 190. It's quite reasonable I haven't met any of them yet

(Why did I go and look that up? I don't know).
Have you seen a REALLY tall guy with big curly ginger hair? He's one of the more distinctive John's MMLers, and also my college brother

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It happens; I swear I haven't met a single engineer from Trinity

I reckon they just shy away from our :awesome:ness
I've met a Trinity engineer...well, I think he's actually a ChemEng...And I met him before term started, so maybe it doesn't count.
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Have you seen a REALLY tall guy with big curly ginger hair? He's one of the more distinctive John's MMLers, and also my college brother


I've met a Trinity engineer...well, I think he's actually a ChemEng...And I met him before term started, so maybe it doesn't count.
hey soapy, i really like your blog. why dont you write more often??
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Hello!
Are there any first year french and hispanists here or could someone point me in the direction of a friendly one? I'm in Year 12 and I'm looking to apply to John's and I would love to discuss the application process with them! Cheers!
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Just out of interest; could people post why they chose St. Johns as a college? Mine reasons were quite simple so i'll start:

Family ties, wanted big; central, sporty and not so intense college. From the open day johns fitted the bill so i didnt see any reason why i shouldnt apply.
Anyone else have any reasons?
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haha i have no reason...i sent in an open application and was alloted st.johns by the admissions office!!!
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Picked it out of the prospectus to visit on the open day because it offered all the subjects that I was interested in, and was in a good location. When I got there, I just fell in love with everything about the college. Since being here, I know it's the right college for me. The size, location, facilities etc are all just what I need, and I'm still in love with it The accommodation costs are a bit steep though, the only bad thing!
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I got pooled there. Awesome college. Except soapy.
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(Original post by Funkachillislap)
Just out of interest; could people post why they chose St. Johns as a college? Mine reasons were quite simple so i'll start:

Family ties, wanted big; central, sporty and not so intense college. From the open day johns fitted the bill so i didnt see any reason why i shouldnt apply.
Anyone else have any reasons?
I had pretty much the same reasons as you. I'd also stayed at the college a week or so over previous years and grown to love it & everyone at johns was clearly epic


I've heard quite a few people who first saw it from the backs and decided there and then that it was the college they wanted.
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I got pooled there. Awesome college. Except soapy.
Didn't know you were pooled! Did you do an open application or did you not make your first choice?

And oi. Don't think I haven't forgotten my stash.
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I liked St. John's from the prospectus and visited on the open day in June. I loved absolutely everything; the look of the college, the location, the encouraging admissions officer and enthusiastic Dos, the current students - everything. I visited a few other colleges (one other open day), but I immediately knew St. John's was the 'right' one.

Such a pity I messed up my interview
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Picked it out of the prospectus to visit on the open day because it offered all the subjects that I was interested in, and was in a good location. When I got there, I just fell in love with everything about the college. Since being here, I know it's the right college for me. The size, location, facilities etc are all just what I need, and I'm still in love with it The accommodation costs are a bit steep though, the only bad thing!
I never even thought to look at accommodation costs; i never thought the average would vary between colleges. I stayed in Jesus's North Court on a school trip; Those rooms were sooo nice!
I have to say; its a good job i had chosen Johns before i stayed in cripps for the open day; my room was (large but) Terrible! A crack went right across the big window and it smelt of the 70's.
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I never even thought to look at accommodation costs; i never thought the average would vary between colleges. I stayed in Jesus's North Court on a school trip; Those rooms were sooo nice!
I have to say; its a good job i had chosen Johns before i stayed in cripps for the open day; my room was (large but) Terrible! A crack went right across the big window and it smelt of the 70's.
Yeah, the rooms do smell a bit funny! They're renovating them all over the next few years though...But yeah, Cripps rooms are really expensive! Over £1000 a term...North Court's more reasonable...
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If you like your wooden floors coal black, you'll love cripps...
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Didn't know you were pooled! Did you do an open application or did you not make your first choice?

And oi. Don't think I haven't forgotten my stash.
I like to think that my first choice Robinson new they weren't good enough for me... I'm pretty sure I've told you numerous times...
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