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Fata Morgana
2006-10-10 12:38
Harold and Maude
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I can't help but smile every time I pass by the two relocatables named "Harold" and "Maude" on campus.
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jofish22
jofish22
2006-10-10 19:52 (UTC)
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"relocatables"?

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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-10-10 19:56 (UTC)
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I was sort of wondering if others would know that term. :~) Relocatables are portable buildings or temporary structures. I had classes in a lot of them through elementary school, junior high, and high school (go go Utah public education ...), and we always called them "relocatables."
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namazu
namazu
2006-10-10 20:04 (UTC)
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(i.e. "trailers" or "portable classrooms"?) These exist in abundance in Berkeley, too (blame it on the retrofit), but I don't think they refer to them as "relocatables".
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-10-10 20:06 (UTC)
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Yep, exactly.
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jofish22
jofish22
2006-10-10 20:19 (UTC)
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Ah, ok. I had extrapolated wrongly from wearables and the like.

New term for me. Learn something every day.
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guardmisfit
guardmisfit
2006-10-10 21:29 (UTC)
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i think we always referred to those as the "portables". not that they ever went anywhere... whether by transportation or relocation :P.
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jillB
jilflirt
2006-10-10 21:59 (UTC)
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I worked in a "temporary" building at MIT that had been there for twenty years (maybe more).
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-10-10 22:04 (UTC)
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Yeah, the temporary building I had elementary school classes in is still there. :~)
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jillB
jilflirt
2006-10-10 22:13 (UTC)
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I just looked it up -- it was 55 years!
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tokyorose329
tokyorose329
2006-10-10 23:28 (UTC)
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The Field House athletic center at Haverford had been there for 30-some years until they just built a shiny new complex in '04...the original idea was that they would build the floor of the Field House and then put up what was basically an oversized shed made of corrogated plastic over it, and planned to build the real center over and around the mega-shed and then pull that down...yeah. The money ran out and the damn thing sat there looking like an airplane hangar until just *after* I graduated, thankyouverymuch :-(
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rubrick
rubrick
2006-10-11 00:59 (UTC)
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"Longest-used Temporary Structure" would be an interesting record to research. Candidates would include, for example, the Eiffel Tower.
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cyberlyra
cyberlyra
2006-10-12 07:11 (UTC)
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Damn, that beats Maplewood Graduate Housing Complex by a long shot. ... and I thought we had it rough!
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dirtyindiewear
2006-10-13 18:33 (UTC)
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i was pleased with myself for knowing the word "relocatable" i think they were trying to make it sound a little less trashy than it actually was.

and harold and maude is such the fantastic movie... aw.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-10-13 19:05 (UTC)
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Yay, someone else who uses the Utah vernacular! :~)
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fungal_rose
fungal_rose
2006-10-16 08:56 (UTC)
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I never heard the term, and I've been here 23 years, and even went to the same schools as you guys- at the same time! I just called them the temporary classrooms, or even portable sounds familiar.

I like to hear that they have named them though. And Harold and Maude is much cooler than the Eccles Health Science building.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-10-16 09:05 (UTC)
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Did you go to Cottonwood too? I don't remember ... when they got one (I think it was when I was in fourth grade), it was definitely the "relocatable" ... I think I just kept using the term in junior high and high school and everyone probably knew well enough what I was talking about that I didn't realize there were alternatives. ;~)
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(Anonymous)
2006-10-19 16:12 (UTC)
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Never heard them called 'relocatables' on campus. And where are Harold and Maude? I've never seen them.

Thgose of us who've been around campus for a while remember the T-buildings, which were where that open space west of Evans is now. They were 'temporary' buildings put up in World War II -- that stayed till the 90s.
--NVH
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-10-19 20:24 (UTC)
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Ah, they're on the Stanford campus, just south (or technically southeast) of Hoover Tower on Serra St.
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