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Underporch

noun; compounding
This term is used to describe the region of a building that is under the porch of that building.
 
Specifically the underporch describes the semi-basement hallway beneath and between the rooms in old baker dorms and stinky leebron. The derivation of ‘underporch’ is a reference to the fact that the room just above the underporch used to be called the undershire as the suite that was directly above used to be called the shire. The reason that what used to be the undershire is now referred to as the porch is because the shire no longer exists and a running joke from the previous year where porch referred to the hallway outside of our room on first floor which was actually just a porch. This overall naming scheme is necessitated by the difficulty of saying the rooms are either on the first or second floor given the half a floor offset to get to the ‘first floor’ suite.
Etymology : This term is formed by a compounding of the preposition ‘under’ with the noun ‘porch’ which is a borrowing from French.
Source : “Since we are no longer called the undershire, we should call our suite porch, everything else is the underporch, overporch, sideporch, and cornerporch.” (Suitemate, 8-22-2016)
Last modified: 2 December 2016


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