Re: a few questions.
Susan Ganther (susan@EMAIL.UNC.EDU)
Fri, 23 Dec 1994 08:30:48 -0500
On Fri, 23 Dec 1994, Olaf Tuinder wrote:
> What does the term 'co-ed' exactly mean. Is it an abbreviation of
> 'co-education'? Does 'co-ed' mean that both boys AND girls are allowed,
> or can it be used in a way referring only to girls?
The term Co-ed, does indeed refer to co-education of both male and female
students. The practice of referring to female students as co-ed's comes
from the time when all male schools were first switching to a
co-educational environment. The males already established at the schools
referred to the females as co-ed's and that practice has stuck with us,
so you will often see female students referred to this way.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City