A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
Like they say in West
Back when the ACHE Conference was in Nashville, I spent some time posting instructions on how to speak Southern so as to enhance the conference experience for all involved. Also, I was fairly conversant in the lingo, thanks to my friends in low places. I didn't do the same for Philadelphia because, well, it was the North. Since we're in Albuquerque this Fall for ACHE, I thought I'd provide the same service I did for Nashville.
Death On - Very fond of or very talented at. He made a "death on" speech at last night’s meeting.
Doggery - A cheap saloon
Exfluncticate - To utterly destroy.
Feeze - To be in a feeze is to be in a state of excitement.
Growlers - Buckets, cans, or pitchers carried by apprentices or children to the saloon to be filled with beer and returned to the workplace during the day. They were called "growlers" because of the grating noise when slid across the bar. Fetching the beer from the saloon in a growler was called rushing the growler, working the growler, or chasing the can
Jingled - Drunk
Judus Steer - Part of the cowboy's job during the drive was to identify the Judas steer. Once at the end of the trail, the Judas could simply lead the other cattle to slaughter with no hassle. If a particularly good Judas was found, he was spared the meat hook and used again.
Loaded for Bears - Lightly intoxicated.
Loaded to the Gunwhales - Full out drunk
Mucks, Mux - to make a muddle or failure of anything. "He made a regular mux of the whole business."
Ain't just a term in football. The rates in Tennessee, and actually all over, should be better. From The Tennessean. College completion rates in Tennessee unacceptable, report says
While state efforts have helped boost college readiness and access to higher education, college completion rates remain “unacceptably low,” according to a report released Wednesday.
On average, less than 45 percent of students at Tennessee two- and four-year public colleges complete their degrees, according to Complete Tennessee’s “Room to Grow” report.
The low completion rates — Tennessee ranks 38th in the nation in public university graduation rates and 40th in community college graduation rates — could have repercussions for students and employers.
Students who don’t complete their college degrees are more likely to incur debt and have lower salaries and a lower quality of life, said Kenyetta Lovett, executive director of Complete Tennessee, a non-profit focused on increasing postsecondary access a…