One-upsmanship at its finest, Michelle. And Hunter, you’re channeling your inner J. Golden, aren’t you? (For you Cougars, that’s “arent you”)
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — March 2, 2009 @ 2:08 pm
“The Friendly School”
Now that’s a description that’s compelling! (and am I the only one who sees the irony in BYU claiming to be the more inclusive institution for racial diversity – or was the U racially restrictive back then?)
All comparisons based on what doesn’t really matter, like which car you buy to take you to work. One may get better gas milage, another might be less expensive, another might make you look more sucessful, but they all get you to work.
My family is split 3 to 4 between those who went to U of U vs BYU. We have these friendly jousts all the time.
Thanks, Bruce, I’m a-hopin’ this is all a friendly joust. That’s how it was intended, anyway.
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — March 3, 2009 @ 8:49 am
Gee, I seem to have heard a letter in sacrament meeting about not telling stories about the GAs, but this one seems cogent.
Back about four years ago, the First Presidency (Hinckley, Monson, and Faust, all UofU Alumni) were at a meeting of with some of the BYU administration, where the phrase “The Lord’s University” was tossed about with much abandon. After a while, Pres. Hinckley is reported to have said, “Well, BYU may be the Lord’s University, but the U of U is the First Presidency’s University”.
And in the spirit of the previously mentioned letter, I have no provenance or documentation for the preceding story.
Jami, Remember that the U of U was founded by Brigham Young, so it is the original BYU. BYU was originally BYA, as in Academy; probably not much more than a high school. Also Gordon B Hinckley and Thomas S Monson graduated from the U of U. I have no doubt that Kevin F’s story is true.
My favorite sign at Utah games are “The prophet is a Ute!”
@Hunter: I’m confused about the “its” thing. If the implication is that it’s misspelled, then you’re a little misguided in your grammar. It’s best to use “its” when its meaning is a possessive, but if it’s a contraction, use “it’s”.