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Alan Sillars of the University of Montana, was conducted on college students at a large public university.

For a list of alternate euphemisms, see below. Despite the ambiguity of the term "hookup," 84 percent of students reported that they had discussed theirs with friends in the previous four months.

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Over 50 percent reported at least one and a third reported at least two hookups during the school year, indicating that these liaisons -- however the students defined them -- were common. Still, the students "greatly overestimated the pervasiveness of hookups within the general student culture," Holman Hooking up means in her report on the study. In theory, if all students adopted Holman's definition, they would all have a better idea of what exactly their peers meant when they reported a weekend hookup.

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