Zoomie

Graduate of ZooMass, a.k.a, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jeff Kline

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re: Zoomie

ur full of crap kidpeople here love THE ZOO i should know i go here and live in southwest.....im a zoomie and damn proud of itGO Minutemen

re: Zoomie

zoomass doesn't refer to the amherst townies...its about the school...and its called that becuz all the high school grads in massachusetts that can't get into or afford good colleges go there and make it one giant zoo for partyin massholes.......JA towa- south west, the best little city in America

re: Zoomie

Don't you mean "looosssaaah"?I'm typing this from the UMass campus - to me, it's kinda like a transplanted town of eastern MA college kids...Haven't ever heard the term "zoomie" specifically, but definitely, absolutely, have referred to this place as The Zoo!

re: Zoomie

yeah, They call it "The Zoo," but we got in huge trouble with the administration for saying that on stage in a show out there. There were a ton of freshmen in the audience, and they said it was bad publicity. They fund our group, so we had to pull our comments. I've never heard "zoomies," though."From the Zoo," usually works, but if it's a Hahvahd kid sayin it he bettah watch out, cuz he's probly gonna staht somethin he can't finish.

re: Zoomie

I'm from the Amherst area (the [h] is silent)though i don't go to Umass amherst yet i know its a wicked sweet time.ps Belchertown and all of western mass rock

re: Zoomie

UMass graduate, 4-year resident of Southwest (JA), and I have never heard "Zoomies". "ZooMass" does go back to at least the 70s, though. Without reading the definition, I would have assummed the Zoomies were cast members from "Zoom". But that's a whole other Boston thing.

re: Zoomie

The term zoomie most likely originated as Army Air Corp reference in the early 1900s to any pilot, specifically military pilots.Most widely known usage is generally the United States Air Force Academy in the early 1960s as the Blue Zoo - Zoomies - or any US Air Force pilot.

re: Zoomie

You idiots. UMass grads have been called UMies for years and years and years. With all due respect, Air Force?! Please. Zoomies is obviously just a bastardization of UMies, to ride along with UMass being called ZooMass, also for years and years, in the time of the Schlitzers, etc (but not as far back as the 3rd "and years", not as far back as UMie. 'Course in modern times you can still get an excellent AFFORDABLE education, so lay off that anyone can get in there crap. There's the graduating piece you have to deliver on as well.PS. I met a Zoomie, Neal (an alum of the old PBS kids in stripes) that attended Hampshire College. It's time to roll out the barrel...That's a whole nuther matter, and not talking about beer.