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(City A.M.)   Unfortunate acronym time as British university rebrands as the Central University of Newcastle upon Tyne   (cityam.com) divider line 81
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2013-10-07 08:02:24 AM  
Wow! How did that get by the committee? There had to be at least one man who looked at it.
 
2013-10-07 08:07:32 AM  
CUONUT?  Are they disparaging the governor of New York State, the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo?

Because if they would happen to stoop that low, I'm totally OK with that.
 
2013-10-07 08:10:43 AM  
I want a jersey.
 
2013-10-07 08:12:29 AM  

vudukungfu: I want a jersey.


I've got a new one I'd be willing to sell you as-is, dirt cheap.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-07 08:39:03 AM  
If you try to write about it in a Fark thread the filter will change it to Central Oration Organization of Newcastle upon Tyne. Just warning you.
 
2013-10-07 08:48:51 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-07 09:24:06 AM  

dittybopper: CUONUT?  Are they disparaging the governor of New York State, the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo?

Because if they would happen to stoop that low, I'm totally OK with that.


"Cuonut" is how Elmer Fudd would say "cronut."
 
2013-10-07 10:18:51 AM  
It's just a word. What are people so worked up about?
 
2013-10-07 10:19:09 AM  
What a silly bunt
 
2013-10-07 10:19:37 AM  

Coco LaFemme: dittybopper: CUONUT?  Are they disparaging the governor of New York State, the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo?

Because if they would happen to stoop that low, I'm totally OK with that.

"Cuonut" is how Elmer Fudd would say "cronut."


Is that a trademark violation?
 
2013-10-07 10:20:45 AM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-07 10:21:55 AM  
Better than Sam Houston Institute of Technology or Federal University of Central Kansas?
 
2013-10-07 10:22:33 AM  
 
2013-10-07 10:23:14 AM  
eu-static.bullring.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-10-07 10:23:16 AM  
There's an apocryphal tale of the time they were thinking up the name for what became UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) to replace the far-too-British GMT. The proposal was for Coordinated Universal Nuclear Time, which didn't get past the committee stage.
 
2013-10-07 10:29:12 AM  
chrisgossett.com
 
2013-10-07 10:29:29 AM  
www.tshirtbordello.com
 
2013-10-07 10:34:10 AM  

Vertdang: [www.tshirtbordello.com image 400x300]  South Harmon Institute of Technology.


I went there for my Super High Intensity Training.
 
2013-10-07 10:35:44 AM  
Possible school mascot?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-07 10:36:18 AM  
Fulton Unity Christian Knights  http://www.unitychristian.com/index.cfm
 
2013-10-07 10:36:19 AM  
The Filmmakers University of Covington Kentucky.
 
2013-10-07 10:36:59 AM  
I always thought they should have properly named the screen actors guild.. the film actors guild

;>)
 
2013-10-07 10:38:29 AM  
This is my University, and i can confirm while I was there it was due to be called Central University of Newcastle upon Tyne. They spent £2-3m on the name change intotal and after some months decided CUoNuT was a bad idea, and went with University of Northumbria at Newcastle, at least while I was there till 2006.
 
2013-10-07 10:38:37 AM  
Oh, come on. The Catholic University of North Texas has dibs on that.
 
2013-10-07 10:41:39 AM  
Actually, I just realised it's not. This is Newcastle Uni, not Northumbria. Beg the question why if Northumbria nearly did this, why/how Newcastle have done the same. *shakes head*.
 
2013-10-07 10:41:55 AM  
Our iniversity's new computer science building was named, for an entire semester mind you, the Computer Learning & Infrormation Technology center.
 
2013-10-07 10:41:58 AM  

mcsey: Fulton Unity Christian Knights  http://www.unitychristian.com/index.cfm


W.T.F.?

www.unitychristian.com
 
2013-10-07 10:43:48 AM  
Central Louisiana Institute of Technology
 
2013-10-07 10:45:34 AM  
(Sound of pimp & circumstance in thwe background)

Mr President, Madam Chancellor, members of the board of regents, ladies and gentlemen, and my fellow students, thank you all for coming.

We are gathered here to honor the commencement ofcoont. 's class of 2013.

In the four years that we have been incoont. , we have penetrated barriers, explored totally new vistas and experiences, and boldly thrusted forward where none of us thought we could go!

We can all admit that, at times, being incoont. has been trying and challenging.  Sometimes we couldn't figure out important entry-level lessons aboutcoont. Sometimes, not a month would go by when some bloody problem or other would make us break down and go mad.  Or we just wanted out ofcoont.  and were willing to settle for Demanding, Interior Construction worK.

But for those of us who persevered and stayed incoont.  our efforts have given birth to a new life for our future.  And for those people, on there way out ofcoont.  I say, welcome to the world!  Just don't expect to get back in tocoont.  anytime soon with the hiring freeze on and all.
 
2013-10-07 10:46:10 AM  
Delaware's DUI Evaluation Referral Program would like a word...
 
2013-10-07 10:47:54 AM  

kattana: I always thought they should have properly named the screen actors guild.. the film actors guild

;>)


America, fark yeah!
 
2013-10-07 10:49:50 AM  
Hmmm, I notice that demanding, interior construction work didn't seem to be affected.

Also, how come the preview shows letter c period, letter u period, letter n period and letter t period as I typed it, but changes upon submission?  I would think the fark filter would show what it intends to do on the preview?

Oh well...
 
2013-10-07 10:50:01 AM  
The used to be a Department of Defense official called the Controller, Underground Nuclear Tests.
 
2013-10-07 10:51:56 AM  
Will be an exciting football game when they play against

Friends University of Central Kansas!!
 
2013-10-07 10:57:21 AM  

Sim Tree: Our iniversity's new computer science building was named, for an entire semester mind you, the Computer Learning & Infrormation Technology center.


And then they installed a spell-checker?
 
2013-10-07 10:57:47 AM  
The approvals committee were all graduates of the West Anglia North King Edward Research School
 
2013-10-07 10:59:40 AM  
Federal Agricultural Regulators of Toronto.
 
2013-10-07 11:01:51 AM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Hmmm, I notice that demanding, interior construction work didn't seem to be affected.

Also, how come the preview shows letter c period, letter u period, letter n period and letter t period as I typed it, but changes upon submission?  I would think the fark filter would show what it intends to do on the preview?

Oh well...


Presumably the preview doesn't show what any rude words or other terms the filters are going to change in preview in order to stop people experimenting with ways of getting around the filter via preview.
 
2013-10-07 11:02:00 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-07 11:02:11 AM  
Where can I buy a sweatshirt?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-07 11:03:10 AM  
Anayalator

There's an old Pinkard and Bowden routine called "Cajuns Living In Tennessee."
 
2013-10-07 11:05:03 AM  

offacue: mcsey: Fulton Unity Christian Knights  http://www.unitychristian.com/index.cfm

W.T.F.?

[www.unitychristian.com image 390x235]


I'ma go out on a limb here and guess they are/were doing a production of Harvey... or possibly Donnie Darko, but probably Harvey.
 
2013-10-07 11:16:28 AM  

Snarfangel: Oh, come on. The Catholic University of North Texas has dibs on that.


I had a girlfriend who was a Coed at the University of North Texas.  I kept threatening to have a t-shirt made... maybe that's why she's an ex.
 
2013-10-07 11:18:44 AM  
i.imgur.com

www.marketmischief.com
 
2013-10-07 11:25:23 AM  

vudukungfu: I want a jersey.


This.
 
2013-10-07 11:25:51 AM  
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
boingboing.net
 
2013-10-07 11:32:39 AM  
evergreen.loyola.edu
/So hot, they changed the name to Notre Dame of Maryland University
 
2013-10-07 11:45:35 AM  
I'm laughing because back in the day I had a ridiculous amount of copulation over a 24-hour period with a student from Newcastle U. Really, almost too much Central University to handle. I wanted a Tyne out.
 
2013-10-07 11:46:18 AM  
farm4.staticflickr.com

"The Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society." One drawback with that--the abbreviation is C.L.I.T.O.R.I.S."
 
2013-10-07 11:49:25 AM  
I would like to go there to study Comparative Literature. You know, C Lit.
 
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