Cool sounding names

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  1. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Nothing beats "University of Hawai'i at Manoa" for making great daydreams!
     
  2. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    (In fact, what did I do with that application form?)
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I'd rather be on the Big Island, so change that to "University of Hawai'i at Hilo" and you have a deal.
     
  4. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Way to rub salt in a wound, Steve! Back in 2008, I got a job offer from UH-Hilo. Full-time, non-TT instructor. Due to immigration/HR issues and relying on other leads (that didn't work out either), I ended up in a comparatively arctic Toronto instead.
    Oh well, water under the bridge. I'm back in Florida now.
     
  5. newsongs

    newsongs Active Member

    "West Coast Bible College" ... located in Texas. Still a pretty good school with some alliances with other universities.
     
  6. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    There's both a North South University and an East West University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    There's an unrelated North South College in British Columbia. There's an unrelated East–West University in Chicago, and an unrelated East West College of Business and Technology in Alberta.

    There was an academic program in North-South Studies at Dawson College in Montreal, now retooled into a program in Social Change and Solidarity.
     
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  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Yes, I can see how the previous name sounded too objective and not enough like advocacy. /s
     
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  8. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    UH Hilo, hunh? I don’t know...the goddess seems to be annoyed these days...
     
  9. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    When Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Junior College, established 1937 in suburban Detroit, changed its name in 1982 to Madonna College, the Felician Sisters who operate it probably didn't anticipate how the singer using that name, also from suburban Detroit, would become a star within the next year or so.

    Madonna College then became Madonna University in 1991.
     
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Appropriate? Maybe. Remember Madonna's 1984 hit, "Like a Virgin?" :)
     
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  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yep. Better the "Big Island" than the "Big House," Steve. :)
     
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Madonna is still very active, musically. 45 years a professional!

    She's currently on tour. Her Celebration tour started in Oct 2023 and winds up in April 2024. The list of accomplishments, including philanthropic works, in her bio. is phenomenal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna Some lady!
     
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  13. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

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  14. Johann

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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    @Lerner Me gusta mucho el nuevo nombre. Y en español la palabra correcta por "morons" es "imbéciles," que no hay en la Universidad.
    I really like the new name. And the correct word in Spanish for "morons" is "imbéciles," of which there are none in the University.
     
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  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I'm pretty sure that they stopped doing that a really, really long time ago.
     
  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes they did, Steve - I thought twice and that's why I removed the line from my post - probably around the time you were reading it. Use of those terms to describe specific IQ ranges belongs to the era when "Mentally Retarded" was an acceptable term. Thankfully -- gone.

    I actually learned the use of those terms in 1961 in Educational Psych. class at Teachers' College. Sometimes I have too danged long a memory...
     
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  18. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Beg to differ, Johann...here, the Spanish word for "moron" is "politico".
     

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