A short message to Bristol University

D\’ye think you could change the URL of your place?

bris.co.uk rather causes an unfortunate wince in anyone who has ever told the joke about the Jewish circumcisionist.

8 thoughts on “A short message to Bristol University”

  1. It could be worse…

    Newcastle Poly managed to go through a full consultation on a change of name to the Central University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, when it became a full-fledged university, only for someone to spot the rather unfortunate acronym a matter of hours before the meeting to approve the new name.

    Now that’s a URL to die for…

  2. I understood it was to be City University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and got as far as the proof letterhead being printed before anyone twigged…

  3. “Sorry to be pedantic but isn’t it bris.ac.Uk?”

    If we’re going with pendantry, it’s bristol.ac.uk.

    bris.co.uk is registered to an American company.

  4. What we think of as insensitivity is, more often than not, just cluelessness. And it’s excusable to be clueless about Jews because they are not a minority that the enlightened classes think deserves a preference.

  5. Towards the end of its life, Northwest Airlines renamed itself “NWA”, which amused anyone with an interest in hip hop music.

    Also, I think I recall that there was an episode of The Simpsons in which we discovered that Apu had a doctorate from the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology.

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