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Brn Mwr Drops Vowels


Bryn Mawr Decides to Drop Vowels

April 1, 2014

Bryn Mawr College is announcing today that it is dropping the vowels from its name and questioning the use of vowels generally. The college will now be known as Brn Mwr. The move is being described as the first major initiative of the college's new president, Kim Cassidy. A statement from Cassidy said: "This is the age of Twitter, every character counts. And really, what’s the difference, no one can pronounce our name anyway." The college also announced plans for an academic conference related to the institution's new skepticism of vowels. The conference is The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics.” One of the planned sessions is "The Habermasian Response: Communicative Ir-Rationality?"

Faculty reaction has been mixed, with English professors expressing concern about the college's anti-vowel stance, particularly if it is to be applied to works of literature. 

Brn Mwr Hosts International Lipogrammatics Conference

Posted April 1st, 2014 at 4:00 am.

To mark Brn Mwr’s name change, lipogrammatic scholars from around the world will gather at the College on Thursday, April 17, for “The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics.”

Conference sessions will include:

The Habermasian Response: Communicative Ir-Rationality?

Beyond Ablautics: Whither Language in the Post-Voweletic Context

Dsfnctnl Functions: It’s Still Math

There will also be several special interdisciplinary sessions such as:

RuThLuUus Language: The Periodic Table Under Siege

Vowel to Consonant Ratios: An International Comparative Analysis

For more information, or to register, email lipogrammatic@brnmwr.edu

See more at http://news.brynmawr.edu/2014/04/01/brn-mwr-hosts-international-liporgramatic-conference/

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does this mean

that a Brn Mwr student/graduate need not buy any vowels if a contestant on wheel of fortune?

So very sorry. Just couldn't resist a "Wheel" reference here...

 
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Thank you...

...for making me laugh out loud. I've actually been to a conference there so it was especially funny to me.

 
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Brn Mwr rcks!

Spkng s n ld Mwrtr, ( ) hl ths bld nnvtn.

(As we used to say, "What does Bryn Mawr (high hill) mean? Big bluff!!)

 
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Reminds me a bit of this classic by H.L. Chace

Ladle Rat Rotten Hut

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"O hoe! Heifer blessing woke," setter wicket woof, butter taught tomb shelf, "Oil tickle shirt court tutor cordage offer groin-murder. Oil ketchup wetter letter, an den - O bore!"

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"O Grammar!" crater ladle gull, "Wood bag icer gut! A nervous sausage bag ice!"

"Battered lucky chew whiff, doling," whiskered disk ratchet woof, wetter wicket small.

"O Grammar, water bag noise! A nervous sore suture anomolous prognosis!"

"Battered small your whiff," insert a woof, ants mouse worse waddling.

"O Grammar, water bag mousy gut! A nervous sore suture bag mouse!"

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Mural: Yonder nor sorghum stenches shut ladle gulls stopper torque wet strainers.

 

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