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Seriously, this makes no sense to somebody who calls it 'ochem'.

Where ever did the second 'o' come from? Did you guys take orgonic omistry?

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Cuz when you dominate OChem, you show it your "o" face, hence Org-o
 
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Linguistic abbreviation dictates that a vowel making the phrase "org" into a 2-syllable "orgo" has better parallel with bio. These two subjects are pretty much the bread and butter of premeds.
 
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Actually the rumor is that orgo stands for or go. This has to do with the difficulty of the course. Meaning, you can try to do organic chem, or go home.
 
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OP asking the real questions
 
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Shouldn't it be Org-y?
Organic Chemistry > Org. Chemistry > Org. istry > Org. try > Org. ry > Orgy?
 

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I hate people calling it orgo.
Call it OChem
 
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They call it Organic in the south. Has a nice ring to it at times

The south is a pretty big place. I go to a school in Texas and we call it orgo as well.
 

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The additional O comes from the original greek word for organic chemistry which is "orgonic chemonorchracy". After IUPAC was formed in England during the turn of the 14th century, the old english word "Organic" was used in lieu of "orgonic" as it mean "from Carbon with many Hydrogen attached with lines". They still kept the abbreviated form of "orgo" but the formal term was changed to "organic chemistry" which translates back to greek as "origin or many tears and career changes".
 
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The south is a pretty big place. I go to a school in Texas and we call it orgo as well.
50-states-of-organic-chemistry-map-color-coded.png

True.... Here's an interesting informal poll
 
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I hate when people call it OChem hahaha. I'm in a green state so it's super jarring when I hear it called otherwise (minus organic, that doesn't sound weird).
 
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50-states-of-organic-chemistry-map-color-coded.png

True.... Here's an interesting informal poll
This is really interesting. I'm from los angeles but went to school in NE. I called it orgo when I came back home for summer and all my friends were like :wtf:
 
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The south is a pretty big place. I go to a school in Texas and we call it orgo as well.

I attend a Texas school as well, where no one calls it orgo. We refer to it as “Organic” in conversation, or “Ochem” in text.


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I attend a Texas school as well, where no one calls it orgo. We refer to it as “Organic” in conversation, or “Ochem” in text.

Texas is a pretty big place too.

Everything's bigger in Texas?
 
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