There has been some attempt to classify by floor the EastiePersons who live in places other than EastDorm: thus, someone who lives in another dorm on Mudd might be a ThirdFloorEastie, someone who lives in a dorm on another Claremont college a FourthFloorEastie, someone who lives in Pasadena a ThirtiethFloorEastie?, and someone who lives on the East Coast a ThreeThousandthFloorEastie?. I believe the term ZerothFloorEastie? has also been proposed for people who live in EastDorm but are not EastiePersons.
I've heard a much more complete version that goes as follows (I assumed it was more universal):
Dude, it should totally be 8th for outside US, 9th for outside ANY country (i.e. living on a yacht in the Pacific ocean) and 10th floor for being off Earth (so any Mudd EastiePeople who go, say, into space become 10th floor easties). Or we could just call everyone an Nth-floor eastie.
i think we should start counting with ground level being ground, and upstairs being the first floor. like they do in many parts of Europe. Then SecondFloorEastie?s would refer to what we now call ThirdFloorEasties and confusion and chaos would rein! -MarkEphair
Or call the ground floor floor zero. Everyone knows (well, at least CS majors know) that counting starts at zero, not one. Assigning to $[ is not permitted. Then, ZerothFloorEastie?s would become (-1) floor Easties, or if unsigned quantities were used, something like a 4294967295-th floor Eastie. Appealing for some strange reason. --MichaelVrable (It's probably appealing because you're sick -MarkEphair (If by sick you mean sickeningly brilliant --JonathanBeall))
Due to some generalized confusion on Schmack, ThirdFloorEastie must be understood to be both a specific term for those easties that reside on Mudd but not in east and a blanket term for all those who are not residing in east but who are members of the eastie community. This stated, I am a 5.5th floor eastie over the course of the last year. -PomonaJosh
Does living in Upland about 2 miles from campus count me as 5th or 6th floor? Upland is like Claremont, now with more ugly! -HilaryDavidson