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What does "UCLA" stand for? - 10-08-2010, 10:10 AM

I heard it stands for something like "Up at California Losing Always." But maybe I heard it wrong.

What do the letters U-C-L-A actually stand for? Thanks in advance.


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10-08-2010, 10:24 AM

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I heard it stands for something like "Up at California Losing Always." But maybe I heard it wrong.

What do the letters U-C-L-A actually stand for? Thanks in advance.
There are other words that are inserted for those initials by some non-ethnic ucla students who are upset at the changing ethnic make up of the ucla student body.

But I will not go there.
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There are other words that are inserted for those initials by some non-ethnic ucla students who are upset at the changing ethnic make up of the ucla student body.

But I will not go there.
I've heard that one, but then wondered why aren't Cal, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and UC Davis (or University of Hawaii) all called "UCLA" since that demographic "observation" is even more pronounced elsewhere?
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10-08-2010, 11:13 AM

Those schools all have their respective nicknames to the same end. UCI = University of Chinese Immigrants, etc.
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10-08-2010, 11:14 AM

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There are other words that are inserted for those initials by some non-ethnic ucla students who are upset at the changing ethnic make up of the ucla student body.

But I will not go there.
Oh don't be a pussy, just say it. This reminds me of the Louis CK bit about "the N-word".
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There are other words that are inserted for those initials by some non-ethnic ucla students who are upset at the changing ethnic make up of the ucla student body.

But I will not go there.
Too late
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10-08-2010, 11:17 AM

exactly.
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Oh don't be a pussy, just say it. This reminds me of the Louis CK bit about "the N-word".
Yeah, I don't think it makes me racist to report that I've heard it referred to as the University of Caucasians Lost Among Asians.
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10-08-2010, 11:34 AM

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Oh don't be a pussy, just say it. This reminds me of the Louis CK bit about "the N-word".
Seriously, even if you say it, it's not racist. Who gives a crap? Is it a false statement to say that there are a lot of Asians at UCLA, or Cal, or UC Davis, or UCSD?

Hey, guess what? Asians are smart and do well in school!!!!!!!!!!! Take that, Asians!!!!

Yeah, and they are generally hard working too!! BOOOOM!!!!

Gawddamn I am such a racist....

It's a funny nickname, based a generality that pretty much true.
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And to think that I always thought it was... - 10-08-2010, 11:38 AM

...University of California for Lower Achievers.
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10-08-2010, 11:56 AM

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I've heard that one, but then wondered why aren't Cal, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and UC Davis (or University of Hawaii) all called "UCLA" since that demographic "observation" is even more pronounced elsewhere?
As for Berkeley - maybe because the ethnic diversity issue does not bother the Berkeley students as much as it bothers the UC Students in SoCal.
(At least this is what I like to believe.)
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10-08-2010, 11:58 AM

right because no one mentions the large asian student body at Cal. never.
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As for Berkeley - maybe because the ethnic diversity issue does not bother the Berkeley students as much as it bothers the UC Students in SoCal.
(At least this is what I like to believe.)

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Seriously, even if you say it, it's not racist. Who gives a crap? Is it a false statement to say that there are a lot of Asians at UCLA, or Cal, or UC Davis, or UCSD?

Hey, guess what? Asians are smart and do well in school!!!!!!!!!!! Take that, Asians!!!!

Yeah, and they are generally hard working too!! BOOOOM!!!!

Gawddamn I am such a racist....

It's a funny nickname, based a generality that pretty much true.
No it does NOT make you a racist.
But when I first heard that definition of UCLA, I did understand that it was used because the non-ethnic person using it was uncomfortable being in the minority after not being in the minority in his/her high school.
I thought to myself.
Get used to it since that is what is happening to the California population
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10-08-2010, 12:09 PM

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No it does NOT make you a racist.
But when I first heard that definition of UCLA, I did understand that it was used because the non-ethnic person using it was uncomfortable being in the minority after not being in the minority in his/her high school.
I thought to myself.
Get used to it since that is what is happening to the California population
Quick man! Run and buy a sense of humor!
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