To most people, Engineer In Training
. However, "eit" as a term was originally coined
by the MIT
chapter if TEP
in the early 1980's. Brothers
would cause an eitful thing to happen (knock things out of someone's hand; cause bodily harm
), and exclaim, "Eit!"
It has been observed that the sound of objects falling in Mad Magazine is also "Eit!"
"Eit!" has similar uses to "D'oh!"
The full eit story can be found at http://xi.tep.org/Eit.html