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The Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University is making some adjustments after running into issues with its acronym, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The university recently announced it was changing the name of its law school in honor of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
People took to Twitter, with users asking if anyone had noticed that the first letters of the words could spell out some somewhat vulgar abbreviations, according to CNN. Others blogged about the new acronym, which could have been abbreviated as "ASSLaw" or "ASSoL."
George Mason School of Law renamed Antonin Scalia School of Law, or ASSLaw...ASSOL. Did NOBODY proof those acronyms? pic.twitter.com/D1C6HncReT— Brieahn J. DeMeo (@Brieeeeee) April 1, 2016
The university wrote in a letter sent to students and alumni that it is "authorized to use a variety of different names."
"The name initially announced – The Antonin Scalia School of Law — has caused some acronym controversy on social media," said Henry N. Butler, dean of the law school, in the letter.
"The Antonin Scalia Law School is a logical substitute."
The school is using the alternative name on its website and marketing materials.
The renaming of the school is expected to be effective July 1, with final approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.