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mischief
Mischief  (Level: 107.0 - Posts: 42)
Tue, 6th Sep '05 8:15 AM

ALMA MATER??

Can anyone enlighten me please? What on earth does Alma Mater mean ???

Cheers

Tee



kiddo2316
Kiddo2316  (Level: 22.1 - Posts: 24)
Tue, 6th Sep '05 8:25 AM

Alma Mater is usually used to refer to the college/university you graduated from

mischief
Mischief  (Level: 107.0 - Posts: 42)
Tue, 6th Sep '05 8:26 AM

Thanks Kiddo, I thought it sounded like a character from the Simpsons or something!! lol

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 2770)
Tue, 6th Sep '05 8:46 AM

Yep - it's your old uni or whatever.
Literally tramslates from Latin as 'nourishing mother'.
It was sprinkled throughout my old school song (which was also in xxxxx Latin)!

philkon
Philkon  (Level: 268.9 - Posts: 474)
Tue, 6th Sep '05 9:11 AM

In standard useage, it can be any school you attended.

sinope
Sinope  (Level: 7.5 - Posts: 37)
Tue, 6th Sep '05 4:59 PM

It can also be a school song / anthem.

mischief
Mischief  (Level: 107.0 - Posts: 42)
Wed, 7th Sep '05 3:10 AM

Can't you tell I didn't go to Uni huh?? lol
Thanks for all the replies, I love this site, I learn something new everyday!
Tee x



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