PS: I hate chavs and working class people.
Who the hell did that... coz it wasnt me... though it's true i dislike Chavs... but i have nothing against working class people!!! *changes password quickly*
We don't need to use it, as that makes it sound like we are trying to become them. We are simply Durham, and we stand on our own reputation.
I use it sometimes as a joke, but don't for a second believe it. I didnt even apply to Oxbridge, and if i could have im honestly not sure I would have done. Far too much stress just to get into a marginally (in some cases) better university.
We're not oxbridge and never will be. We're sexier (lie) and our beer is cheaper (true). The thing is, the phrase just adds a bit more rancour to the fact that, on the oxbridge borderline (which most of use are) getting in is essentially a lottery. It pisses off people from places like nottingham and bath immensely, mind.
Well since I don't think I've ever heard anyone outside of Durham university use the term 'Doxbridge', I think we can safely assume that it's something that some OxBridge reject dreamed up to justify themselves. We're not OxBridge, and shouldn't be lumped together with them. I'd use the term if I needed to describe a joint venture between the three universities, or, say, a "doxbridge barcrawl", but other than that I think it just sounds pretentious.
Just in case you were wondering, I didn't apply to Oxford or Cambridge, although I still respect them as great seats of learning.
Oxford rejected me, the idiots. But hey, our beer's shedloads cheaper.
Anyway, I've never known any durham student to say "doxbridge", and if i heard anyone say it I'd probably slap the bugger.
Oxford rejected me AND gave me mumps!! I have reason to be bitter......x
Isn't there a joint sporting event known as doxbridge?