Don't mention the CUK

Discussion of the re-branding of CTC as Cycling UK.
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Don't mention the CUK

Postby Bicycler » 5 Apr 2016, 9:03pm

According to the branding materials we should always refer to CyclingUK and never use the acronym CUK. I bring this up because many forumites appear to be terribly off-message and using the forbidden acronym. Maybe this could be another use for the forum's auto-substitution facility?

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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Psamathe » 5 Apr 2016, 9:10pm

Or maybe auto-substitute WACU to £#!@ ?

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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Bmblbzzz » 5 Apr 2016, 9:16pm

Seriously? If they think people are going to avoid an acronym, they're simply wrong.

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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Paulatic » 5 Apr 2016, 9:22pm

Bicycler wrote:According to the branding materials we should always refer to CyclingUK and never use the acronym CUK. I bring this up because many forumites appear to be terribly off-message and using the forbidden acronym. Maybe this could be another use for the forum's auto-substitution facility?

I think whoever wrote the branding materials is a little naive. I'm no longer a CTC member so I can use CUK. If I was a member I would still use CUK.
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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby gaz » 5 Apr 2016, 9:25pm

Don't mention CUK!

I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it. :wink:
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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Psamathe » 5 Apr 2016, 9:29pm

There is probably good reason for them to try and prevent CUK being used http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cuk (which includes some bad language). I doubt they will succeed though.

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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Bicycler » 5 Apr 2016, 9:35pm

gaz wrote:Don't mention CUK!

I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it. :wink:

Glad somebody got the reference :D

Ian, yes I did see that. A (suspiciously well-informed) friend informs me that it is also a popular shortened form of 'cuckold' used by people on the internet who have a particular interest in such things :o

It's safe to assume that none of these was an intended meaning of "We Are CUK" :shock: :lol:

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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby TrevA » 5 Apr 2016, 10:14pm

Lucky that we live in the United Kingdom and not the United New Territories :? :shock: .

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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby gaz » 5 Apr 2016, 10:37pm

Imagine the outrage at Council if a Member Group should decide to reconnect with it's heritage whilst embracing the new brand.

[Insert name here] District Association of CUK. :mrgreen:

Fortunately my local MG is already displaying the Cycling UK logo on its website.
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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Velocio » 5 Apr 2016, 11:25pm

...just realised that 'C.Y.C.L.I.N.G.U.K.' is an acronym for...'Club You Cyclists Loved Is Now Gone Un-Kindly'...!! :)
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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Bicycler » 5 Apr 2016, 11:36pm

gaz wrote:Fortunately my local MG is already displaying the Cycling UK logo on its website.

I think all those that use the CTC's own allocated website eg. http://www.cyclinguk.org/local-groups/b ... strict-ctc have been changed automatically in line with the national website.
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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby gaz » 5 Apr 2016, 11:55pm

I'm sure you're right, but I was looking at my local MG's own website. Frankly I was more than a little surprised.
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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Velocio » 6 Apr 2016, 12:00am

...at least there's still one cycling tourist club impervious to Cycling UK... http://www.cycleisland.co.uk/index.php ...perhaps we can all join...? :)
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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby Philip Benstead » 6 Apr 2016, 12:06am

gaz wrote:Imagine the outrage at Council if a Member Group should decide to reconnect with it's heritage whilst embracing the new brand.

[Insert name here] District Association of CUK. :mrgreen:

Fortunately my local MG is already displaying the Cycling UK logo on its website.

no they not
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Re: Don't mention the CUK

Postby gaz » 6 Apr 2016, 12:16am

Philip Benstead wrote:
gaz wrote:...
Fortunately my local MG is already displaying the Cycling UK logo on its website.

no they not


At the risk of turning this into a pantomime, oh yes they are.
WK Cycling UK.jpg
West Kent CTC website. Featuring Cycling UK logo.
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