At a party in snoburbia, I was talking to a guy who, in a conversation about how popular lacrosse is now, mentioned that he had played lacrosse 25 years ago at his "private school in the Northeast." I didn't ask where.
He tried again in a couple of minutes, saying he had gone to "prep school in New England." I still didn't ask where. Then he managed to insert into the conversation his "boarding school in New Hampshire." I didn't take the bait.
Finally, he couldn't help himself: He just said, "When I was at Exeter..."