Real situation with my mom (a U. of C. graduate) and a former coworker:
coworker: So, where did you go to college?
my mom: I went to the U. of C.
coworker: Oh, you went to Circle Campus, too?
my mom: No, the U. of C., the University of Chicago, not UIC...
Ugh. How can people be so idiotic? I understand that a very large percentage of Illinois residents graduated from the U. of I. school system, but how can one mix it up with our great institution of higher learning? For shame.