"Malfunction Function” ia a nickname coined in a 1967 contest to rename College Station, home of Texas A&M. The nickname is sparsely used today and is largely historical, usually said by old University of Texas alumni.
22 November 1967, Dallas Morning News, “Aggie Junction Minus Tuxedo,” section A, pg. 3:
AUSTIN, Texas (UPI)—The winner of the University of Texas Ex-Students Association “Rename College Station” contest chose “Malfunction Junction,” it was announced Tuesday.
Vicki Ann Duncan of Austin, a sophomore at the Aggies’ sister school—Texas Woman’s University—submitted the winning entry and will receive two end zone tickets to the Thanksgiving Day A&M-Texas football game.
The contest was started last summer after College Station civic leaders announced they felt their community needed a new name. Texas alumni agreed to help.
Hundreds of entries were submitted from more than a dozen states. Charles Coates of Houston, president of the UT ex-students, said many of the entries were unprintable and most came from Aggie alumni.
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, March 12, 2007 • Permalink