Tuesday, August 29, 2006

University of Beijing

Beijing University's English professors suddenly noticed a big problem of the name of the school. According to an August 28, 2006 Huachen News article, Beijing University will 'formalize' its name to 'University of Beijing'. Study by Beijing University scholars showed that in English, 'Beijing University' sounds like an oral simplification, while 'University of Beijing' sounds formal (and prestigious).

The Seagull found this very funny; but the sad part of the story was that it's not a joke. The Seagull learned this news from XYS.

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