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Old 08-01-2006, 12:04 PM
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Band people! What does AEA mean?


Anagramless Guy has items that proclaim "AEA" at the bottom of them (one is a fraternity paddle), and I can't figure out for the life of me what it means. Looking at their crest, I see that it's not Roman letters, but Greek Alpha Epsilon Alpha, because they're spelled out.

Anyone know what they're getting at, though?
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Old 08-01-2006, 12:10 PM
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The name of the fraternity, maybe? Or are they all in the Actor's Equity Association?
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:09 PM
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The name of the fraternity is Kappa Kappa Psi, that I know for sure. If you go to www.kkpsi.com, you see it mentioned occasionally, but it doesn't mention what it means.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:33 PM
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The name of the fraternity is Kappa Kappa Psi, that I know for sure. If you go to www.kkpsi.com, you see it mentioned occasionally, but it doesn't mention what it means.
Perhaps the items are from the Alpha Epsilon Alpha chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:24 PM
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Why "band people"?
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:37 PM
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Why "band people"?
Because Kappa Kappa Psi is a musical honor society.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:30 AM
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Maybe it's a reference to a chord progression.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:15 AM
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Perhaps the items are from the Alpha Epsilon Alpha chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi
There aren't enough chapters to have an Alpha Epsilon Alpha chapter. His chapter, which started only a few years ago is Lambda Epsilon.
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Old 10-15-2015, 04:35 PM
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AEA


Kappa Kappa Psi is a band fraternity and AEA is their saying (much like another fraternities Phi Alpha). AEA is not a chord progression, it is just written in music notes very often because band nerds came up with it. It's meaning is carefully guarded. So good luck getting a member of KKPsi to tell you.
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Probably a dead question already, but fuck it. It’s the end of the world.

αγωνίζομαι επί άκρος (AEA)

“Strive for the highest”. It’s the KKPsi motto.

Have fun.
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I thought that fraternities' Greek-letter names were the initials of their mottos.
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Not always
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Apropos of nothing, AEA are the notes sung by the Wicked Witch's monkeys when they march.

YO-EE-OH YOOOO-YO
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Apropos of nothing, AEA are the notes sung by the Wicked Witch's monkeys when they march.

YO-EE-OH YOOOO-YO
Or the "Millenial Yelp"?
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....αγωνίζομαι επί άκρος (AEA)

Strive for the highest”. It’s the KKPsi motto.

Have fun.
Ahh, the Maynard Ferguson chapter
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Apropos of nothing, AEA are the notes sung by the Wicked Witch's monkeys when they march.

YO-EE-OH YOOOO-YO
Winkies march, monkeys fly.
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Ahh, the Maynard Ferguson chapter
Dammit, you beat me to it.
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