Ohio State Egomania Trademarking "The"

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  1. HFCS

    HFCS Well-Known Member

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    What lawyer was like **** it lets try
     
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  3. mdk2isu

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    Whichever one they offered to pay...
     
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  4. shagcarpetjesus

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    The best part is the Michigan tweet trolling this stupidity by pretending they were going to TM the word of.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">™ <a href="https://t.co/bx2vTBUtst">pic.twitter.com/bx2vTBUtst</a></p>&mdash; University of Michigan (@UMich) <a href="">August 14, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
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  5. Aclone

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    So, you’re saying that we should go for “THE Iowa State University”? They didn’t trademark all caps, right? :cool:
     
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  6. JM4CY

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    This is really dumb
     
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  7. CyTwins

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    THE Matt Campbell has a way better ring to it anyways
     
  8. Walden4Prez

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    If you have ever met a true Ohio State fan, you understand how this is a thing.

    Different than a Tavern Hok, but equally punch-able.
     
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  9. coolerifyoudid

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    **** it. Let's go after "University" and make everyone bow down to us.
     
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  10. Gunnerclone

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    I feel like this is the kind of thing Urban Meyer is working on when I pass him on the bike trail every day.
     
  11. Cyfan1965

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    Like I needed another reason to hate THE pricks
     
  12. cowgirl836

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    in college I attended a few events with clubs from various other colleges and without fail, if someone failed to announce them as "The" Ohio State, their group would all yell it back. So insufferable.
     
  13. Walden4Prez

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    Yes, I have had the same experience. They always accentuate the "THE" and my hand immediately makes a fist.
     
  14. andybernard

    andybernard Well-Known Member

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    Who are they trying to look down on when they say "the"? All the other Ohio State Universities?

    If someone called me Nard Dog, and I corrected them with "THE Nard Dog", that would just be me differentiating myself from all the other Nard Dogs, correct? I'm confused.
     
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    It probably stems from older times when nomenclature was different. Iowa has 3 “state” universities, Ohio has like 9. Now it’s just a self fellation.
     
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    Couldn't they just go after the sweater vest?
     
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    I’d be happy with us TMing THE Big 12 Champs in December!
     
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