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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 13028 times:

The funny airline nicknames in the Aviation Polls and Preferences forum inspired me to create this thread.

What funny nicknames does your college/university/institute have or ones you've heard of from schools you didn't attend?

For starters, here's my list:

University of Massachusetts (UMASS) - ZooMass

Johnson & Wales University - Johnson and Jails University

University of Rhode Island (URI) - U R High

Penn State - State Penn (as in penitentiary)

Roger Williams University (my alma-matter) - Roger Dodger Day Care Center

Valley Forge Christian College - Valley Forge Bridal College
motto: Ring By Spring or your Money Back

Christ For the Nations Institute - Brides Of the Nations
same motto as for VFCC: Ring By Spring or your Money Back

New England Tech - Desperate Tech

Feel free to list any others you may have.  Big grin


"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13021 times:

I always chuckled over Stevens Hoboken Institute of Technology (make into an acronym).

My alma mater (undergrad) is Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which is referred to as either Worsted Poly Insta-suit or Whoopie Tech.

Logan


User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13023 times:

Well in Georgia they call the annual game between Georgia Tech and UGA "Culture vs. Agriculture"

And there's an old chant at Columbia that goes:
"Harvard is run by millionaires
Yale is run by Booze
Cornell is attended by farmer's sons
and Columbia is ruled by Jews"

I guess that goes under school stereotypes though....

We at Columbia refer to our all girl's school Barnard as "The Barnyard (where there's always a cow waiting to be milked)"


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13014 times:

Quoting Pendrilsaint (Reply 2):
We at Columbia refer to our all girl's school Barnard as "The Barnyard (where there's always a cow waiting to be milked)"

That's utterly ridiculous. Wink

That reminds me,when at WPI in the early 1980s, there weren't that many women enrolled at the time, but the was a mostly girls school just down the road: Becker Junior College. We referred to them as the "Becker Pecker Wreckers."

Logan


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13012 times:

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are known as Mobilehoma and Mobilehoma State respectively here...

Greg



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13010 times:

There is a lot between the UCLA vs. USC rivalry:

for UCLA:
Westwood High
University of Caucasians Lost among Asians

for USC:
University of Spoiled Children (the classic)
University of South Central
Figueroa Community College (USC is on Figueroa Ave. in downtown)


otherwise, University of South Carolina Gamecocks make me chuckle.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13003 times:

Beaver College

http://www.philasug.org/beaver.gif



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User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13001 times:

Our local community college where I attended while in high school had a few:

Lorain County Community College (LCCC)

-AKA Last Chance Community College (LCCC)
-AKA Abbe Road High (It's on Abbe Road)...because most who attend are in hig school.



Texas: You'll come for the Alamo, You'll stay because you were wrongfully executed. - Conan O'Brian State Quarters
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13000 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Beaver College

Good one 'Fly. Incidentally, they did rename their institution to Arcadia University a while back; partly because their previous name kept getting getting blocked out by internet filters.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12993 times:

PHLBOS:
I know, it was sad to hear they changed there name. I am sure there college sweaters go for a lot of money on ebay now.




Mdsh00:
I agree, USC is the University for Spoiled Children.
I know of a few students from my high school that got in to USC with D & C grade point averages. Having a rich daddy pays off, I guess.

BEAT USC!



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12972 times:

My school - Fairleigh Dickinson University - is usually referred to as Fairleigh Ridiculous by anyone who works or goes here.

Marc


User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12968 times:

The local community college by my house, Moraine Valley, is often called Moron Valley, or UCLA (University of Chicago LaGrage Avenue) because of the street it is located on.
The school I go to, Illinois State University (ISU) is sometimes called "I Screwed Up" by high schoolers because people joke that it is often a backup school for those who couldn't get into Northwestern and the University of Illinois etc.
I agree with Mdsh00 about the University of South Carolina...a guy on my floor always wears a hat that says "COCKS" and written in small print underneath is "University of South Carolina"


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12953 times:

BJU - Bob Jones University


Bring 'em Young University - (Brigham Young University)



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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12949 times:

Quoting ORDflyer (Reply 11):
Illinois State University (ISU) is sometimes called "I Screwed Up" by high schoolers because people joke that it is often a backup school for those who couldn't get into Northwestern and the University of Illinois etc.

Wasn't that Tom Cruise's backup school in Risky Business? Just something that popped into my head when I read your post


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11591 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12948 times:

Dang. I thought I would get a chance to talk about my high school and my dad's high school nicknames:

Me: Pendleton Oregon Bucks (Short for Buckaroos)
Dad: Arlington Oregon Honkers

We both graduated from Blue Mountain Community College. Those that could not afford to attend a real college like Oregon State or Portland State went to BMCC. Or, as we called it: Harvard on the Hill.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5386 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12947 times:

Quoting ORDflyer (Reply 11):
a guy on my floor always wears a hat that says "COCKS" and written in small print underneath is "University of South Carolina"

Glad to see my alma mater (the REAL USC, I might add, an abbreviation that the University of Spoiled Children has hijacked. Besides...everybody knows you don't need Trojans unless you've got Cocks) is the source of much amusement to you lunks  Wink



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8234 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12945 times:

Ball State--- no alteration to the name needed! I don't even know what their team name is I just always call them the Ball State Testes. Go Testes!


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12940 times:

Quoting N766UA (Reply 16):
Ball State--- no alteration to the name needed! I don't even know what their team name is I just always call them the Ball State Testes. Go Testes!

LOL! Big grin

I got accepted in to Ball State University but I declined.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12933 times:

Quoting Captoveur (Reply 13):
Quoting ORDflyer (Reply 11):
Illinois State University (ISU) is sometimes called "I Screwed Up" by high schoolers because people joke that it is often a backup school for those who couldn't get into Northwestern and the University of Illinois etc.

Wasn't that Tom Cruise's backup school in Risky Business? Just something that popped into my head when I read your post

Actually it was University of Illinois.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineKBOS From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12928 times:

When I was in school we would visit an all girls school called Pine Manor.
We referred to it as Pine Mattress.



I don't care if the sun don't shine, I do my drinkin in the evening time when I'm in Rhode Island
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12902 times:

Well some folks do refer to Georgia Tech as "The North Avenue Trade School."

User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12897 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
BJU - Bob Jones University

I love how it's "Bob Jones University," and not "Robert Jones University."

Quoting Pendrilsaint (Reply 2):
We at Columbia refer to our all girl's school Barnard as "The Barnyard (where there's always a cow waiting to be milked)"

Just submitted my app to Columbia Business School. should find out in eight weeks. wish me luck!


User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12893 times:

Hey! good luck NYC Flyer, hope to see you at Uris Hall in the future. Where else did you apply?

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12874 times:

University of Wisconsin at River Falls is called "Moo U" because it has various Dairy Science majors.

It's kind of cool to think about. A farmer with a bachelors degree.

http://www.uwrf.edu/college-of-agriculture/majors.php?link=DASC

Mark


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12870 times:

Quoting N766UA (Reply 16):
Ball State--- no alteration to the name needed! I don't even know what their team name is I just always call them the Ball State Testes. Go Testes!

I used to hear them refered to as "Testicle Tech"


25 JCS17 : Well, at UND we say that University of North Dakota is for culture, and North Dakota State is for agriculture. However, it's really true, NDSU's agric
26 AzoresLover : Washington State University - WSU - is known as "WAZOO". Although I believe that the university was actually trying to eliminate the use of that name.
27 Fbgdavidson : College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA is known as William & Larry due to the higher than average gay population.
28 Misbeehavin : Ha ha! I don't recall my school having any funny nicknames (other than God Country, but that's not obviously funny) but that motto is very appropriat
29 CactusA319 : Morehead State University always gets a chuckle from me.
30 DL021 : DeKalb College....now Georgia Perimeter College AKA UCLA University of Clarkston and Lower Avondale. Eastern Carolina University AKA EZU the 1st wife
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