by David Galef
(with apologies to Wallace Stevens)
“Ohio State University has officially registered a trademark for the word “THE”
after a nearly three-year battle to clinch legal branding access to a word
that’s deeply meaningful to the school’s overall identity.”
If we’re teaching articles,
Both definite and in-
Ohio State’s the school to watch:
It’s trademarked one wherein
The letters T and H and E
Are legal in their name.
The news alone will guarantee
The the achieves some fame.