Sep '04 - Aug '08
To people not familiar with the GSD, perhaps the most suspicious term thrown around here is not "phenomenologically", "a priori" or any of the other terms disscussed in the comments of this site. No, it's "Butt Mate." I first heard this term in the halls when I was visiting the school to hear a lecture. Two people were gosiping about their buttmates and I found myself confused. Is this butt mate business something about dancing? Eating too much? Smoking?
Alas, it's much more simple than that. Our desks are arranged back to back so that when two people are stting at their desks in this relatively small space they are almost sitting butt to butt. Still seems like a funny term to me, but better than "cubicle buddy" or some other concoction that involves more syllables.
This post dedicated to my will-remain-nameless buttmate, a fellow west coast transplant who also shares my initials.