On Sep 27, 2005, at 1:22 PM, Brian Schröäer wrote:

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> sorry if this has no ruby in it, but what does the 101 mean in the
> subject. Is it the firefighter's number or what does it mean?

In the U.S. a freshman college course will often be named "Science  
101".  Therefore we use the slang number to mean something like "The  
Basics".

Hope that helps.

James Edward Gray II