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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    first time I ever heard the Junior part was the first Stanford football game I ever went to and was amazed at how good the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band was for the b-team, and asked the person next to me why we didn't get the main group.
    Well, you could have had the Duke University Marching Band, which loves to go by its acronym of DUMB

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by dj View Post
    Maybe so, but remember that the school is only a Junior University.
    first time I ever heard the Junior part was the first Stanford football game I ever went to and was amazed at how good the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band was for the b-team, and asked the person next to me why we didn't get the main group.

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Meanwhile, will Michigan retaliate by trademarking the word OF?

    https://popculture.com/sports/2019/0...ver-trademark/
    Sure, and UCLA will trademark the comma between "California" and "Los"

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  • lonewolf
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    I've told this story before but bear with me.
    Worked the NCAA at Boise years ago, got to know Larry Questad(sp?) of Night of Speed fame. He was a Montana, HS All-State, valedictorian, multi-sport super-star from a small town with choice of colleges to attend.
    His parents thought it would be advisable for him to ease into the big world at a small college and recommended he accept the offer from Leland Stanford Jr University.
    Larry says he quickly found out he was not as smart as he thought he was but was better athlete than he thought and stuck it out.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by dj View Post
    Maybe so, but remember that the school is only a Junior University.
    Don't I know it! Had a panic attack when I got the letter. Really did think I'd EFFED up majorly!

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  • dj
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Nice!

    I will start a petition for Stanford to TM "University", so no one else can use it.
    Maybe so, but remember that the school is only a Junior University.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Meanwhile, will Michigan retaliate by trademarking the word OF?
    Nice!

    I will start a petition for Stanford to TM "University", so no one else can use it.

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  • tandfman
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    Meanwhile, will Michigan retaliate by trademarking the word OF?

    https://popculture.com/sports/2019/0...ver-trademark/

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    BRILLIANT!
    If you get only 1 cent for each use of your trademarked word, you're a millionaire overnight!!!
    Notice I haven't used it here. I don't want th* hassle.
    Unless you're selling red and gray shirts, I don't think you'd have anything to worry about.

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  • KevinR
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    Originally posted by dj View Post
    Or University of Kansas to KU?
    For the latter, it is because Kentucky still has more basketball wins. Should the Jayhawks overtake the Wildcats, they will have grounds to reclaim it.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    They are now seeking a federal trademark for the word THE.
    BRILLIANT!
    If you get only 1 cent for each use of your trademarked word, you're a millionaire overnight!!!
    Notice I haven't used it here. I don't want th* hassle.

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  • tandfman
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    So, is it OSU or TOSU?
    Are you referring to Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University or Ohio State University?
    What is the T for?
    Originally posted by Marlow View Post
    They refer to themselves as THE Ohio State University - TOSU, sort of like the brilliant logic that allowed The Athletics Congress to be TAC. :roll:
    They are now seeking a federal trademark for the word THE.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/educati...emark-n1042106

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by lonewolf
    What the heck is the plural of campus?
    I believe it is 'campussies'.
    Uh.. I think that is something on the internet.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by lonewolf
    What the heck is the plural of campus?
    I believe it is 'campussies'.

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  • Halfmiler2
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    I can recall when Virginia Tech was often called VPI .

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