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Removing the following content due to the probability that it is protologistic. # {{A person of either sex entering the first year of an institution, especially a university or legislative body. At the time I was a wide-eyed freshling, but I was soon to grow jaded and cynical. }} ===References=== *Freshling is a neologism created by Dr. Paul Mathews and Dr. Ela Keck when in Taiwan in 2007. "Freshman" was sexist, and "freshwoman" had a connotaion of sexual degradation. "Freshling" is a combination of "fresh", as in "freshman", and "ling", which in Taiwanese/Mandarin means "nothing"; hence a freshling is a first year student who is assumed to know nothing of university life and scholarship. -TheDaveRoss 03:06, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks; there are of course citations for roughly the same sense going back at least to the early 20th century, so this is completely bogus. Just to clarify, the "oh please" in the edit summary was directed at the original version of the article, not at you. -- Visviva 03:18, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Why is "freshling flowers" adjective, but "freshling school-teacher" noun? SemperBlotto 08:00, 14 February 2008 (UTC)