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rape

verb;
to be punished and utterly beaten by an exam Rape is an utterly humiliating, dominating, and painful event. It is nowadays used commonly to describe the work of an inanimate thing like a test, because the outcome is similar. That is why the speaker went with rape; the experience, in his and others’ opinion, is very comparable. The comparison is, at least, logical and an example of semantic shift through metaphor. I am led to believe this is a neologism specific to the Rice community. One can find countless uses of “getting raped by an exam.” The consequence of this metaphor is widening of the verb rape, to include this new meaning.
 
I got raped on that test.
Etymology : Semantic shift from rape. Rape comes from Latin rapere, to seize
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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