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PhotosAdd a New PhotoAuburn Flickr PhotosBut, what if you are already in college and preparing to make the switch? If you’re like me, you’re a transfer student in for the shock of your life! Auburn’s culture is one of immersion and pervasion. Be prepared to dive in and enjoy the experience of this unique environment.

Here’s a list of the top 10 Auburn isms:

Trust me, I’m saving you a world of embarrassment.

Yes, we know this is the staple greeting of the South, but it’s also the number one way to fake being a local. Even if your accent screams Jersey Shore, it’s impossible to say “ya’ll” without sounding Southern.

While this is generally used to mean the amount of time needed to cook Uncle Ben’s instant rice, Southerns have a different meaning for it altogether. At Auburn, it’s used to describe a lengthy amount of time. Add a temperature measurement to it and you might as well start digging your grave.

Usage example: You’re sitting at a pizza joint for a few hours on a first date. The pizza maker gets on the loud speaker and says, “Ya’ll have been here for ahot minute!”

Disclaimer: While I wish it wasn’t, this is a true story.

Know that you’re not alone. Whether we admit to it or not, we’re all just bumbling around trying to figure things out. Don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s ok to take a break once in a while and watch YouTube videos till your heart’s content like this one, for instance.
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