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Dionne Warwick weighs in on 'The' and Ohio State

Michelle Everhart
The Columbus Dispatch
Dionne Warwick attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Dionne Warwick has a message for Ohio State University and its attempts to trademark the word "The."

"I was just informed that THE Ohio State University tried to trademark 'The' last year. This is chaos," the Grammy-award winning singer and actress tweeted Friday afternoon.

'The' history and Ohio State

Ohio State's request to trademark "The" was denied in 2019.

“As such, the applied-for mark appears to be used in a merely decorative manner that would be perceived by consumers as having little or no particular source-identifying significance,” the patent office said in denying Ohio State’s request.

Warwick followed it up with "Please do not bring that foolishness into 2021."

Ohio State would like you to say a prayer

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes noted that it was "peak 2020."

But Dionne Warwick wasn't going to let that go and responded with this:

The Dionne Warwick needs answers

Warwick has been having fun on social media recently as she approaches her 80th birthday on Saturday. In her twitter bio she says "All I want for my birthday is a donation to Hunger: Not Impossible to help feed families in need."

She warned everyone on Dec. 5, "If you have “The” in your name i’m coming for you. I need answers today."

She also called out Chance the Rapper this month 

Warwick recently asked Chance the Rapper: "If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this."

Twitter reacts to Warwick and Ohio State

As always, the internet had some fun reactions to Warwick coming for Ohio State.

Of course, we have to bring Michigan and Coach Jim Harbaugh into the discussion

Warwick is getting caught up on the internet

A visualization football fans can understand

Someone from Ohio weighs in