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Decision [Mar. 2nd, 2005|06:00 pm]
Phi Kappa Psi!
Live Ever, Die Never!
Phi Kappa Psi!

[User Picture]From: ocarina_justin
2005-03-03 08:17 am (UTC)
Hate to disagree ol' chap, but I think its actually a bit dumb-ish. Then again, most spirit related things are.
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[User Picture]From: lerite
2005-03-03 08:26 am (UTC)
I dunno, it seems pretty well-constructed, as chants go. Sam wondered whether they couldn't've thought of a more articulate opening line, but really, the first few syllables of a chant should be as simple as possible, to give participants a chance to get their rhythm together. The repetition of the organization's name is functional. "Live ever, die never" is the most problematic line, as it's both redundant and impossible to live up to--not to mention a bit cliche. I happen to like it because it echoes my own motto. Its very redundancy and predictability might be seen as a virtue, as the "tri-hi" seems to be intended to be shouted, where meaning is best conveyed as many ways and times as possible.

Oh man, I get pretentious when I'm sleepy. Not that I fundamentally disagree with anything I just said, but I like the thingy cause it looks fun to yell.

Course, I like the fish heads song too.
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[User Picture]From: ocarina_justin
2005-03-03 12:14 pm (UTC)
Eh. I'll stand by my original assertion. First, just because it may be "well constructed as chants go" does not mean any chant is constructed sufficiently well to be considered "well" constructed (as you should know). Second, I consider the opening line kitchy, and the entire message somewhat unfocused. I don't have a problem with redundancy or predictability, but I find that with one line consisting of a repetition of the same one syllable word, another line being a horrible cliche, and the other two lines being the name of the organization, that the entire thing is horribly unoriginal, and unexciting. It probably serves its purpose (raising the spirits of those shouting it, and annoying all others) very well, but then again, designing something to fulfill that purpose isn't difficult.

On the other hand, as I said, I find most spirit related activities to be a waste. Also, mostly I posted this because I couldn't let you top me for literary analysis. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nathan_lounge
2005-03-03 03:56 pm (UTC)
You two might be totally L-7 after this discussion.
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[User Picture]From: earthdotprime
2005-03-05 05:20 pm (UTC)
i can't believe they just did a literary analysis of the trihi. i feel pukey.
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