FAIRFAX, Va. — A large donation prompted a Virginia university to rename its law school after deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but social media users were quick to point out an issue with the school’s new name.
According to a letter distributed to students and alumni, George Mason University recently received $30 million in donations, with a $20 million donation contingent upon renaming the university’s law school after Scalia.
The university planned to name its law school The Antonin Scalia School of Law – a name which Twitter users noticed would have the acronym “ASSoL” or “ASSLaw.”
As a result of the controversy raised on social media, the school has chosen a substitute: The Antonin Scalia Law School. But the substitute name has prompted further wisecracks as social media users ask if “ASLS” is pronounced “assless.”
The new name is expected to take effect beginning July 1.