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New post 14 Aug 2008, 17:59
Wow, I guess having MBA aspirations goes hand in hand with being a teetotaller..... because I am one also (even though I had never heard the word until today).

Anyway, good luck with everything man!
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New post 14 Aug 2008, 18:25
The Oxford English Dictionary most recent reference to this word dates back to 1859!

Someone here reads a lot of 19th century English literature. That's good fodder for essays you know. :-D

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New post 14 Aug 2008, 18:38
teetotal is a reasonably common word in the UK, so I;m surprised the Oxford dictionary's most recent reference is 1859.

I have a friend who is sort of teetotal, but through cost, he refuses to buy alcohol because alcohol duty in the UK is too expensive. If someone buys him a drink, he will drink it, but he won't buy it himself :-D

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New post 14 Aug 2008, 19:23
That comment was made in jest, toga. The OED is legendary for its use of completely anachronistic usage references. At least the online version is. Which is why everyone reasonable uses the Merriam Webster in this part of the world. :P

And yes, teetotaller is a pretty common word in everyday Indian English, too. You see it used very often in the "matrimonial" classifieds in the daily newspaper.

Ah, the English language. :)

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New post 14 Aug 2008, 20:51
Good decision..but don't let the fire go off.....usually with time and with other committments the desire to go to school will mitigate slowly..

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New post 15 Aug 2008, 05:24
The american translation is "designated driver"

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New post 15 Aug 2008, 06:15
which is why I intend to stay active on this board ... as I see fellow applicants get into great school my own vanity will kick in and make sure that I apply somewhere!!! :oops:

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Good decision..but don't let the fire go off.....usually with time and with other committments the desire to go to school will mitigate slowly..

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New post 15 Aug 2008, 06:20
I must say before looking it up I thought you had a toddler. I was way off.

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New post 15 Aug 2008, 06:22
Just out of curiosity, why don't you continue your introspection process and consider applying to 2-3 schools in R2? Applying in R2 still allows you a good chance at admission, and you would have a lot of time to get a couple good apps in (after deciding what your goals are, which schools would help you meet them, etc).

BTW, I am the opposite of a teetotaller.

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New post 15 Aug 2008, 08:13
I dont know if R2 is going to be the same as R1. Or even close for that matter ... but yeah I agree that it is not a bad strategy. I have to first get the GMAT retake out of the way with a satisfactory score. If that works out then yes perhaps I might think about a couple of R2 applications.

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Just out of curiosity, why don't you continue your introspection process and consider applying to 2-3 schools in R2? Applying in R2 still allows you a good chance at admission, and you would have a lot of time to get a couple good apps in (after deciding what your goals are, which schools would help you meet them, etc).

BTW, I am the opposite of a teetotaller.

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New post 15 Aug 2008, 08:14
in the interest of full disclosure I learnt the word through my dad ... who is a teetotaller as well and used it all the time. So I just liked the sound of it and started using it myself.

I cant say I have read much 19th Century Literature.

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The Oxford English Dictionary most recent reference to this word dates back to 1859!

Someone here reads a lot of 19th century English literature. That's good fodder for essays you know. :-D

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New post 15 Aug 2008, 08:15
that doesnt have half the charm of teetotaller though 8-)

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