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Say Swat?

Swarthmoreans before a certain period would never be caught calling the College “Swat” or themselves “Swatties”—not just avoiding the appellation, struggling against it. Quaker roots and such. Never a nickname synonymous with a blow. Sad to see paddleboard hazing become common parlance.

 Perhaps it’s a different era. :(

—CHRIS KING ’68, Sherborn, Mass.