Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Mon Sep 11 21:39:05 UTC 2006

thanks, arnold!

I just hope someone corrects Craige Roberts' history:  Ohio U came first;
in 1804, it was the first university established west of the
Alleghenies.  Interestingly, St. Louis University, another of my alma
maters, was the first university established west of the Mississippi, in
1818.  Both long predate OSU!

At 02:23 PM 9/11/2006, you wrote:
>On Sep 11, 2006, at 11:09 AM, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>>Ohio University, of course!  Funny--I used to be at the "University of
>>Indiana," and now I'm at the "University of Ohio."    I can't win.
>have you considered the possibility that you carry the preposition
>with you?  it just might be all about you, beverly.
>arnold, noting that the University of Georgia is also in Athens, and
>that the u.s. and canada seem to be free of any University of Athens
>or Athens University -- but it's a close thing: Athens State
>University in Athens, Alabama, and Athens College, a secondary school
>incorporated in New York state but actually operating in Greece
>The American Dialect Society -

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