OF COURSE it is reasonable to think that William and Mary isn't necessarily the name of a college. My first thought was something like "Although I wouldn't have needed to ask the same question, the girl in this story doesn't seem that dumb. Maybe William and Mary is some kind of slang instead of the name of an institution, which would perhaps reveal what makes the girl dumb enough to be mentioned itt". To call it unreasonable when you have been showed the reasoning, and other people have agreed that it was their reasoning too... I don't even know what it is... hard-headed and unimaginative? Those words don't quite seem strong enough.
last post on the subject because its tangental to a thread that has potential.... but you have got to be joking if you think that anyone would ever think 'william and mary' could be a school or a college. that name is just ridic.
Named after ******ed English King and Queen IMO. Second oldest school in the country. Damn those colonials picked a lot of stupid names based on stupid English names. Wonder why?
I got to admit, even after I thought some of the posters on this forum were dense as lead, a new level of ridiculousness pops up. This is the internet, and with it comes a vast collection of encyclopedic knowledge at ones fingertips. What is 12 times 9?, punch it into a search bar. ffs, if a term is posted you don't know, all you had to do was copy and paste, no typing required.
And to stay on topic with the point of the thread, a girl who couldn't wrap her head around the concept of bc time, that it went backwards because it was applied after the fact. She thought that the people back then were counting down.
It isn't a cow either. I said it was in the original Ivy League.
BulletProof Monk, if you find the naming of College of William and Mary weird, you're going to have to blame the English as the college was founded in 1693 and named after King William and Queen Mary.
I mean there is a Queen Mary University in London right? so why would a University called William and Mary be that weird?
Originally Posted by Bulletproof Monk
because i would expect such a college to be called 'King William and Queen Mary College', or for them to choose one or the other. i wouldnt expect that just their first names would be used in such a way.
Right, and Georgia should have been named King Georgia, Virginia should have been named Virgin Queen Elizabeth-opia, and Maryland should have been named, well, Maryland.
I don't care about Bullet and don't expect most people from Australia to know that college, but it's a really sad reflection on our education system when educated people from the US haven't heard of it.
I also wondered what William and Mary was for a split second then I figured it was a college/university so I googled it to find out for sure.
This thread should go in the OOT HOF. Just because it is the longest standing argument over nothing. If for no other reason that to give a heads up to noobs who the OOT trolls are. Because they came out in swarms for this one. And I'm not even talking about the high post count/known /established posters.