> on an unrelated note [your cue to take another pinch of salt now], how
> did “yike” ever become the apparently standard alternative to “uni”?
> bicycle -> bike is an “initial sound, plus hard K (ke)” formula, which
> would either lead to yuke or yinicucle if carried through from “yike”
Ah, but if “bike” = “b” + “ike”, “yike” = “y” + “ike” (with unicycle
sounding like yunicycle). Much more reasonable.
That said, I don’t think I’ve ever referred to mine as such - uni is my
abbreviation of choice.
> i will say, though, that my internet communication encompassing many
> late-night [and otherwise] conversations with british and australian
> individuals who refer to post-secondary-education by “uni” from
> university, rather than the more american “college” as a generic, caused
> some momentary mental confusion as i was getting into the online
> unicycling community.
Here in the UK at least, college tends to refer to a place where people
go before university. They’re not equivalent - although some
universities have colleges. Hmm, I think I’ll stop there.
> ramble on.
> John M