Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Mon Sep 11 11:42:58 UTC 2006

On Sun, 10 Sep 2006, Laurence Horn wrote:

>principles based on what can be taken for granted where, e.g. the
>rules for "USC" above, or for "OSU", where the O marks Ohio, Oregon,
>or Oklahoma, depending on where you be).

Yes, region certainly matters. For instance, here in Knoxville we refer
to the university in Austin, TX, as "the other UT." (They probably don't
even mention us in Austin.)


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