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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since there are people all round the world from this site, I have an odd request, to help me with something I'm up to at the minute.

What words/phrases do you use to describe studying for an exam? For example, in the UK, do you still use the word 'swot'. And in the US, what words/phrases are in common use? (I assume Americans don't use the word 'swot' in this way). I would apprecaite as many examples as possible.

A really, really odd topic, but it would be very useful for me to know whats in common use these days, for something I'm currently working on.


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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes we still use the word swot (I don't by the way) and for exam studying we call it revision. I am in the UK.

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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about.."cramming" for an exam?
That's all I can think of.

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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess I would call it 'revising'...

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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the replies; surprised at how quick there's been some! Thanks for that.

Erin, as a resident of the good 'ol US of A, I take it the word 'swot' is not used over there in this way?

Yeah, swot and cram were the only two words I could think of. Can't think of any other slang for study.

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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope, "swot" isn't used here. Never heard of that word until now. ;-)

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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

US doesnt use swot
what like u want words we use to decribe getting ready for a test?

studying
sucky
fuck this shit



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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I, and I think every other British person I know, would only ever use the word revision/revising/revise.


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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 19:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Studying
Cramming
Reviewing

Perusing the notes

Slamming...

uh those are ones ive used...

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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iv had it with school.....IM DONE! yeah, like everyone already said, the US uses studying, cramming, reviewing, preparing, all that kind of lingo


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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well i "swot" flies and thats bout it

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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the US (my experience):

Studying = Routine reading, reviewing course notes.

Cramming = Last-minute intense, frantic reading/reviewing, usually because one hasn't kept up with the course material




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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 21:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ive got lots of things i say, like:

ya bloody cunt
feck off ya bastard
youre a right bastard
ya fluffy scunt
wheres the beef?
i need a drink
i want your head on a dish!
oy vey
gunter glieben glauchen globen
nicht! nein! no!
ya scunt
get outta the way or die
stop it. stop it. stop it.
time for yer spanking
i need a cup o tea
whens happy our?
three cheers for the morning after pill!

anything else i can help you with im right here.


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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 21:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe the common phrase here for the closest to studying would be "procrastinating." ;-)


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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=lime>KillerQueen840 wrote:

I believe the common phrase here for the closest to studying would be "procrastinating." ;-)


oh yes, theres the word i was fishin for lol


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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Studying in the US


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Posted: 05 Jun 06, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I cant beleive we're taking an exam on <insert subject here>! You should see the things they eat and how many they cram in a house!


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