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    Default Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.

    Hello.

    I came across this phrase on the Internet and tried to find out what the phrase means and where it comes from but no luck so far. Could you please shed some light on this question?

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hello.

    I came across this phrase on the Internet and tried to find out what the phrase means and where it comes from but no luck so far. Could you please shed some light on this question?

    Thanks

    Alex.
    It means as much as "girls rule, boys drool."

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    Thanks, I imagined that the phrase means as you said.
    But actually I am more curious about if there is a connection between Jupiter and getting more stupider?
    Or is it just a kid's expression that doesn't carry any sense apart from it being teasing rhyme?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Thanks, I imagined that the phrase means as you said.
    But actually I am more curious about if there is a connection between Jupiter and getting more stupider?
    Or is it just a kid's expression that doesn't carry any sense apart from it being teasing rhyme?

    Thanks

    Alex.
    I've never heard it. I can only assume they chose "Jupiter" because it (sort of) rhymes with "stupider". Note that we say "more stupid".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    This site suggests it might be a song sung when skipping: Lost Ryhmes - Do you remember these?

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    Sounds likely to me. Skipping rhymes aren't that careful about rhymes. I remember one that rhymed 'letter' with 'weather'.

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    I get the feeling that most North Americans pronounce Jupiter to rhyme with stupider.

    As for tortured rhymes as illustrated by Bob, how about these lines from the successful song by Air Supply:

    'Even the nights are better,
    Now that we're here together'.

    'Even the days are brighter
    When someone you love's beside you'.

    They force them to rhyme: 'bedder/togedder', 'brighder/beside yer'.

    Ouch!

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    I get the feeling that most North Americans pronounce Jupiter to rhyme with stupider.


    How else would one one pronounce it?

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    Jupiter noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

    Both pronunciations are given here. I'm not sure why the UK one wouldn't rhyme with a UK "stupider."

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    Default Re: Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupide

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I'm not sure why the UK one wouldn't rhyme with a UK "stupider."
    The BrE standard pronunciation of Jupiter has /t/; stupider has /d/. If the consonant is different, we don't have an exact rhyme.
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