Talk:Hokie

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Hokie[edit]

Definition is "A student, alum, or fan of Virginia Tech, a university in Blacksburg, Virginia". This isn't covered by our CFI surely? --Keene 10:43, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

I think it’s a good word. Keep. Also, Hoosier, Sooner, Aggie. —Stephen 14:51, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
What's the matter? It's not even a proper noun in that it doesn't refer to a specific person. The mascot is more dubious, but I say keep. DAVilla 15:39, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Keep (all words in all languages) but change "alum" to "alumnus" - nothing to do with chemistry. SemperBlotto 16:34, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Can "alumnus" be used gender-neutrally, or do we need to say something like "alumnus or alumna"? —RuakhTALK 17:47, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
At least in the US, the word alum /ə'lʌm/ invalid IPA characters ('), replace ' with ˈ (not /'æ.ləm/ invalid IPA characters ('), replace ' with ˈ) is used as the gender-neutral form. Although I frequently hear people use "alumni" as if it were singular (and have seen college-manufactured license plate frames announcing proudly "I am an alumni of..."). I cringe every time. --EncycloPetey 21:20, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

'Hokie' describes a student/nondurable product. Plastic products are considered to be 'hokie' while stainless steel are the best--e.g., plastic sesame-seed dispensers in Korean grocery store(s) are hokie--not the best that can be made, but fine quality nonetheless. beadtot4.234.30.45 02:30, 26 April 2007 (UTC)