Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Brn Mwr" dropping vowels starting April 1

In a innovative ride on the twitter zeitgeist, Brn Mwr College (nee Bryn Mawr) is dropping the vowels from its name.

Posted April 1st, 2014 at 4:01 am.
 Just a few short weeks since being named Bryn Mawr’s President, Kim Cassidy has announced her first major initiative as leader of the prestigious women’s college. Effective immediately, Bryn Mawr College will be known as “Brn Mwr,” dropping all the vowels from its name. “This is the age of Twitter, every character counts,” said Cassidy in making the announcement. “And really, what’s the difference, no one can pronounce our name anyway.”
In light of the dramatic move announced on April 1, Brn Mwr is also hosting a lipogrammatic conference: “The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics.”


  1. W is also a vowel in Welsh. It should be BrnMr

    1. Excellent point. However, since BrnMr is the oldest women's college in the US, perhaps it should change to BrnMs.