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intrafloorals

noun; blending
Competitions between floors of the same residential college, usually sports competitions.
 
A nonce word created during a discussing about new activities a residential college could do amongst its own residents. Note that the creation of this word ignores the etymological meaning of intramural. An intramural competition is one within a college/university or “within the walls” and not between different colleges/universities. Etymologically, the intra in intraflooral would imply that such competitions are between residents of the same floor, not between different floors. A more accurate word would be interflooral. However, this term was made on the spur of the moment in a conversation and the context made its intended meaning clear, so such etymological inaccuracy seems acceptable.
Etymology : intramural meaning “restricted to or taking place within a single educational establishment; especially of sports activities”, from Latin intra- “within” and murus “wall”, and floor, from Old English flór from proto-Germanic florus.
Source : "We could have intrafloorals between the floors!" College discussion, September 2008
Last modified: 5 December 2008


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