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  1. Initialism of Harvard/Yale/Princeton/Stanford/MIT.
    • 2000, shaker, "Confessions of the Father of A Prospective College Student," soc.college.admissions [1]:
      " Further, he need NOT go to a name college (i.e., HYPSMN) to make me happy (i.e., to affirm that I have passed my role as a father)."
    • 2001, Dave Berry; David Hawsey, America's Elite Colleges, page 145:
      "Your list should not include HYPSMN plus your local state university. That's just irresponsible and foolish."

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