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They are called Aggies because Texas A & M is an agricultural college. I think the A and M are for Agriculture and Mechanics although of course they are much more than that.
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#12
Yep, I was right. I love it when I'm right. I've not been much lately, though. Oh-jeez

Quote:What does "A&M" stand for?
Texas A&M, the state's first public institution of higher education, was opened on Oct. 4, 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, and at that time the "A" and "M" initials were used to abbreviate the name components. When the institution gained university status in 1963, the "A&M" representation (no periods, no spaces and with an ampersand) was incorporated into the official name in deference to the institution's history and rich traditions, but the individual letters no longer explicitly stand for anything.


What is an Aggie?
An Aggie is a student at Texas A&M University. In the early 1900s A&M students were referred to as Farmers. The term Aggie began to be used in the 1920s and in 1949, when the yearbook changed its name to Aggieland, Aggie became the official student body nickname.*
*Source: Texas A&M Traditions and Spirit, by C.J. Bible

source: http://www.tamu.edu/about/facts/faq.html
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#13
Texas A&M at College Station is a premier engineering college. I was quite surprised to learn that the major source of the Aggie jokes are the Aggies themselves. The main drag runs in a direction that is about 10 degrees out of parallel with true north. No problem. They happily refer to that direction as "Aggie north" and of course everyone immediately gets the idea that they enjoy making fun of themselves.

When you walk across the busy campus, flat as the coastal prairie by the way, you are often greeted by strangers with a friendly "Howdy". Even the elevators do it!

Oh! Here's another one. Did you know that you can graduate without taking any classes? You just drive around the campus for four years in a pickup truck and they'll throw your diploma in the back.
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#14
Snort. Love that one.
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