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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2005, 11:09:19 PM »
The more I think about it, the more I don't like the names Capital University and American University.  They are so terribly generic that they don't seem real. Like the LS Name equivalent of the 555-#### phone numbers in movies. 

I vote that Capital University by heretofore known as Columbus, No Not the Explorer, No Not Columbia, University School of Law *  and the star could always lead to the note "Columbus is the capitol city of THE Ohio State".  If they changed their name to that tommorrow, they would probably get a lot of media buzz for it.

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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2005, 11:36:25 PM »
What about Beasley school of law. How can you take anyone seriously with a name like that?

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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2005, 11:40:47 PM »
The worst name any school in this country has is Ball State University. Any grown adult will chuckle the first time they hear that name.

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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2005, 11:49:21 PM »
actually, to alot of people in rural PA (like where I'm from), when you say "penn" they think you are talking about "penn college" aka the pennsylvania college of technology in williamsport (a 2 yr school)... i remember thinking that was pretty idiotic back in my college application days


"Where do you go to school?"

"I go to Penn"

"Oh, so is Joe Paterno coming back next season?"

"No, I go to Penn that is Penn State"

"Oh, where is that?"

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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2005, 11:52:15 PM »
Wiggins Law at Campbell U



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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2005, 11:56:22 PM »
Wiggins Law at Campbell U


Lol....that reminds me of the police chief from the Simpsons.

As far as Stetson...I was in the store the other day with my daughter and she saw some cologne and asked if they made that where I was going to school  :-\

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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2005, 12:09:57 AM »
You woudln't think Ball State was such a bad name is you saw the campus - yikes!


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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2005, 12:59:31 AM »
Washington University in St. Louis.  Confusing and awkward.  (Too many Washington-named law schools, for one thing.  When was he in St. Louis?)

The acronym (WUSTL) also sounds bad. Kind of like a weasel making a rustle in the bushes. 

GULC.  "Georgetown" makes sense because it's a simple place name, but they they had to complicate it unnecessarily.  And the Acronym sounds like someone gulping and choking because it was the only top 14 they got into. 

UIUC.  Just too damn long and unnnecessary.

I guess most acronym schools. If it's long enough to need a 4-letter acronym, then the name is too damn long.

Barry -- reminds me of the guy who played Greg Brady on the Brady Bunch.

Howard.  What, the duck? 

Gonzaga.  Sounds like an exclamation Gomer Pyle would use.  Gonzaga!

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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2005, 01:07:46 AM »
Gonzaga.  Sounds like an exclamation Gomer Pyle would use.  Gonzaga!

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Re: Schools with bad names
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2005, 02:12:35 AM »
Franklin Pierce was a terrible president, why on earth name a school after him?  James K. Polk is more deserving and he's a definite presidential second-stringer.