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Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 6:46 am
by chalker7
Hi Everyone,
Having travelled around the country to work with various Science Olympiad coaches and teams, I've begun to notice different teams and regions have different nicknames for Science Olympiad. Growing up in Ohio, we mostly called it S-O, but since then I've heard a wide variety of nicknames, including SciO, SciOly, ScienceO and a few others. So, just out of curiosity, I'm tossing this out to the hive mind and seeing what you all call Science Olympiad in your day to day experience with your team.

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 8:26 am
by penclspinner
chalker7 wrote: So, just out of curiosity, I'm tossing this out to the hive mind and seeing what you all call Science Olympiad in your day to day experience with your team.
"That-group-of-nerds-lugging-a-huge-wooden-box-around-campus"

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 9:37 am
by foreverphysics
"The nerd herd", by others outside of SO. Usually, we talk about different teams (A-G and A-C), and then SO in general, sometimes SciOly. Oh, and "the geek club". Also used by others outside of SO.

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 12:00 pm
by tornado guy
We just call it SO :P

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 12:16 pm
by Kokonilly
I say SciO, but I think my teammates say SO, SciOly, SciO, Olympiad, or just Science Olympiad or "that one thing we sometimes do after school and get emails about" by the less articulate. An interesting event nickname that has come up this year is WID (pronounced 'weed') for Write It Do It, which has led to... interesting conversations. :lol:

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 12:31 pm
by amerikestrel
Kokonilly wrote:I say SciO, but I think my teammates say SO, SciOly, SciO, Olympiad, or just Science Olympiad or "that one thing we sometimes do after school and get emails about" by the less articulate. An interesting event nickname that has come up this year is WID (pronounced 'weed') for Write It Do It, which has led to... interesting conversations. :lol:
When I first joined Science Olympiad I made the decision to never try weed.

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 4:44 pm
by EastStroudsburg13
We usually call it Science O. This is what it's called so much that our shirts last year featured "Science O" on them rather than "Science Olympiad".

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 5:24 pm
by AlphaTauri
amerikestrel wrote:
Kokonilly wrote:I say SciO, but I think my teammates say SO, SciOly, SciO, Olympiad, or just Science Olympiad or "that one thing we sometimes do after school and get emails about" by the less articulate. An interesting event nickname that has come up this year is WID (pronounced 'weed') for Write It Do It, which has led to... interesting conversations. :lol:
When I first joined Science Olympiad I made the decision to never try weed.
WIN.

On a slightly more serious note (:P), I use "Science Olympiad", "SO", and "SciO" interchangeably. Most of my team call it "Science Olympiad" or "SO".

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 5:38 pm
by zyzzyva980
This forum has really influenced what I call Science Olympiad- most people on here shorten it as SO for the sake of brevity, and I do the same.

Re: Nicknames for Science Olympiad

Posted: November 17th, 2011, 5:40 pm
by Luo
AlphaTauri wrote:
amerikestrel wrote:
Kokonilly wrote:I say SciO, but I think my teammates say SO, SciOly, SciO, Olympiad, or just Science Olympiad or "that one thing we sometimes do after school and get emails about" by the less articulate. An interesting event nickname that has come up this year is WID (pronounced 'weed') for Write It Do It, which has led to... interesting conversations. :lol:
When I first joined Science Olympiad I made the decision to never try weed.
WIN.

On a slightly more serious note (:P), I use "Science Olympiad", "SO", and "SciO" interchangeably. Most of my team call it "Science Olympiad" or "SO".
"SciOly" is really the only nickname I hear at Mounds View; the rest refer to Science Olympiad by its full name. Even non-team members call it "SciOly," which I find rather amusing.