You’ve always gotta be thinking about acronyms when you name things. Why do you think my startup resort, The International Martinique Golf And Yacht Club, never caught on with the ladies? The name “The IMGAY Club” didn’t resonate with them, if you can believe that. Just some flat-out poor market research done by your boy. I probably should’ve thought that one through more, as George Mason University should’ve done with their original law school renaming.
It must have seemed a straightforward way to honor a U.S. Supreme Court justice who was famous for, among other things, prizing straightforwardness. But then people began to titter about the unintended acronym of the Antonin Scalia School of Law — and now George Mason University has tweaked the name.
Ah yes, the Antonin Scalia School of Law. Or, for short, ASSoL. The funny thing is, many Americans out there think that is a very, very fitting acronym for the law school, which is being named for one of the most divisive Supreme Court justices of all-time. This faux pas is like a liberal’s wet dream. They would probably prefer it be called the Antonin “Asshole” Scalia School of Law, which would include asshole in both the name and the acronym, but beggars can’t be choosers.
Even though the acronym doesn’t directly spell out “ASSHOLE,” The school decided to err on the side of caution and change the name to “Antonin Scalia Law School.” Because, as you all know, ASLS are always better than just one ASSoL..
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