Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Don't Major in Spelling

Updated, 4.11.12, 3:15 p.m.
Just to be clear, I understand that there are reasonable explanations for why this word is spelled "incorrectly" by today's spelling standards. My intention was not to insult TAMU, but to point out an interesting sign on campus that made both me and my five-year-old chuckle.

If you're thinking about attending Texas A&M University, you might not want to major in doesn't appear to be one of their strongest programs.

I spent quite a while searching for - but never found - an explanation for this engraving.  Any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. I've seen U's written as V's in many old stone carvings. I've heard that it's a style choice that has something to do with the Latin alphabet.
    (not the most authoritative reference, but it's the best I could find)

    I went to MIT for undergrad, and there are several V's for U's on the stone carving of the school's name on the main building: