RE: 101?

Subject: RE: 101?
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 09:52:28 +0100

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>This is probably meant to imply "Style Basics". University courses usually
>number the first course in a series "101" (Biology 101, Psychology 101,
>English 101, etc. ) The following terms are then 102, 103, and then second
>year would be 201, 202, 203, etc.)
>Hope that explanation did not confuse you more. We often see the "101" used
>in the US... I've seen magazine articles called "Dating 101", "Men 101" (as
>if there was that much to know) <g>.... even "Fashion 101".
>It IS sort of silly, isn't it?

I suspect George Orwell's 1984 never became a standard examination novel the
way it is in the UK: to me, and probably to most people who took O-grade or
O-level English, the number 101 implies the Worst Thing In The World (what
Room 101 contains). There's a TV show called Room 101. I imagine that
"Fashion 101" would be the worst fashions in the world... <g>

Jane Carnall
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