TUIU is now Trident University International?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by 4Q, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Perhaps, but the new name of the University is not "Trident" but "Trident University International"... so there really isn't that much confusion given the context.

    For example, when the Russians luckily happen to spot a submarine armed with Trident missiles, they probably don't think, "Comrade, those decadent capitalists think they can frighten us with chewing gum?!" :) Instead, they probably think, "Borscht! Those capitalists could ruin the People's whole day if they fired one of those babies at the vast frozen wasteland that is Mother Russia!"

    See, context often telegraphs meaning...
     
  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Borscht is awesome. I think I'll make some today- thanks for the inspiration, Darkwing.
     
  3. StevenKing

    StevenKing Member

    Oh, I get it. I was just shortening Trident's full name - as I just did in that clause. I still think it's juvenile.
     
  4. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Hi. Why is the new name causing confusion for you? Thanks.
     
  5. StevenKing

    StevenKing Member

    Not causing confusion - causing consternation. I think the naming convention sounds contrived, juvenile, and "millish."
     
  6. _T_

    _T_ New Member

    There is no turning back now... the new logo is up on their site and the pop up ads are out.
     
  7. StefanM

    StefanM New Member

    That's great and all, but the website for TUI abbreviates the name as "Trident" in multiple locations. It also uses "Trident University."
     
  8. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    It still says "TUI University" in some places too but I imagine those would be removed eventually. It seems like they're using Trident or Trident University in most places, and keeping "International" in their official name mostly so the TUI acronym won't entirely disappear.

    I wish them all the best, because they are (from what I've heard) a good school. I'm still not a fan of the name however.
     

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