Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 13:16:34 -0500
From: Anita Puckett apuckett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VT.EDU
Subject: Re: koofer
After the midterm today, a grad student, originally from Virginia Tech,
asked if the exams were not beign returned because of koofers.
I was blank. She said at VT koofer meant "old test" and copies of them
were kept in koofer files in dorms, frats, ROTC offices.
Is this widespread college slang, Connie?
Thomas L. Clark 702/895-3473
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (89154-5011)
tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nevada.edu
I never heard the term until I received an appointment here at Virginia
Tech. Within one week after arriving, I was informed about "koofers" and
was told the term originated here and was idiosyncratic to this
institution. That's the lore from here, anyway.
Appalachian Studies Program
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Virginia Tech University
Blacksburg VA 24061-0227
apuckett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.vt.edu