A Thursday Ponderable. April 9, 2009 Why is it called a Commencement when it’s ending? Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: Where Martha Stewart Becomes The Expert On Grinding.Next Post: » How To Throw An Easter Seder.
Camille saysApril 9, 2009 at 8:39 am
Because it starts the beginning of their new lives.
ashley saysApril 9, 2009 at 8:51 am
There isn’t an elegant word for ending? A Conclusion ceremony? Sounds drab and sad…
dgm saysApril 9, 2009 at 8:56 am
The glass is half full.
zelzee saysApril 9, 2009 at 9:24 am
High school commencement……….the official end of them listening to parents……………..grown up college kids now, ya know
Prof. J saysApril 9, 2009 at 9:34 am
Good question!. . . deep.
Philly saysApril 9, 2009 at 9:39 am
College commencement—pay your own bills now
Me saysApril 9, 2009 at 10:00 am
It’s a commencement ceremony because it presents a new set of graduates to the world.
the cheap chick saysApril 9, 2009 at 10:12 am
Commencement = commence living your own life, now and quit asking Mom and Dad for money.
jennifer saysApril 9, 2009 at 11:18 am
The beginning of the end…of the free ride?
Golden saysApril 9, 2009 at 11:36 am
That always bugged me too. And yeah, I guess it because it’s the beginning of the rest of your unscripted life!
foolery saysApril 9, 2009 at 11:48 am
This sounds like a stoner question. Or so I hear. 😉
Reeb saysApril 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm
I’m with foolery. Yeah, man… Pass the cheetos.
Lizzy saysApril 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Why do we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway? These are just a few of the many questions that keep me up at night. That, and my husband takes up too much space on the bed.
sista #2 saysApril 9, 2009 at 4:34 pm
They needed a big word that began with C.
Manic Mommy saysApril 9, 2009 at 6:56 pm
Why are they called “apartments” when they’re all stuck together?
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 9, 2009 at 11:44 pm
I had to pass through Foolery’s terrain to get here, and all I can say is:
Stimey saysApril 10, 2009 at 12:18 am
THANK YOU! I get that graduates are embarking on a new chapter of their life, but ever since I was a kid, calling it commencement confused the hell out of me.
Margie saysApril 10, 2009 at 2:05 am
Alright Gallagher- enough with the brain teasers- now bring out the Sledge-O-Matic!
Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING saysApril 14, 2009 at 11:30 pm
I thought commence meant end until I was 22. I kid you not. I am an engineer/accountant and vocabulary is not my fortay.