big sur – Why do aliases with words not expand in big sur?

I have some aliases in my ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile (I tried with and without .bash_profile), they were both sourced.

alias ll=‘ls -l’ 
alias al=‘ls -ahl’

alias iridium=“~/git/iridium”
alias vscode=“Visual Studio Code” 

On Ubuntu, centos and fedora these would work fine.

Even on windows git bash I had long aliases to open games with the huge steam path.

But on big sur:

only the ls aliases work.

is there a reason for this?

I’m also sourcing these files from /etc/bashrc

Look at it in action:

 λ  cat ~/.bash_profile 
alias ll='ls -l'
alias al='ls -ahl'

alias vscode='Visual Studio Code'

alias batchelor="~/git/batcheloranator"
alias iridium="~/git/iridium"
alias chem="~/git/chemistry_stuff"
 chemistry_stuff:  (master)  
 λ  . ~/.bash_profile 
 chemistry_stuff:  (master)  
 λ  ll
total 64
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff   172 23 May 19:01 Dockerfile
drwxr-xr-x   3 apple  staff    96 23 May 16:57 __pycache__
drwxr-xr-x   4 apple  staff   128 24 May 16:01 apt_install
drwxr-xr-x   7 apple  staff   224 25 May 02:55 brew_install
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff   163 25 May 02:59 install.sh
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff  5680 25 May 02:59 read_chemical_components.py
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff   249 23 May 16:30 readme.md
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff    50 25 May 02:59 requirements.txt
drwxr-xr-x  11 apple  staff   352 23 May 16:30 test_images
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff  4152 23 May 16:30 test_read_chemical_components.py
 chemistry_stuff:  (master)  
 λ  al
total 80
drwxr-xr-x  15 apple  staff   480B 25 May 03:00 .
drwxr-xr-x   8 apple  staff   256B 24 May 17:01 ..
drwxr-xr-x  13 apple  staff   416B 25 May 02:59 .git
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff    29B 23 May 16:30 .gitattributes
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff    71B 23 May 16:30 .gitignore
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff   172B 23 May 19:01 Dockerfile
drwxr-xr-x   3 apple  staff    96B 23 May 16:57 __pycache__
drwxr-xr-x   4 apple  staff   128B 24 May 16:01 apt_install
drwxr-xr-x   7 apple  staff   224B 25 May 02:55 brew_install
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff   163B 25 May 02:59 install.sh
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff   5.5K 25 May 02:59 read_chemical_components.py
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff   249B 23 May 16:30 readme.md
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff    50B 25 May 02:59 requirements.txt
drwxr-xr-x  11 apple  staff   352B 23 May 16:30 test_images
-rw-r--r--   1 apple  staff   4.1K 23 May 16:30 test_read_chemical_components.py
 chemistry_stuff:  (master)  
 λ  cd iridium
bash: cd: iridium: No such file or directory
 chemistry_stuff:  (master)  
 λ  cd chem
bash: cd: chem: No such file or directory
 chemistry_stuff:  (master)  
 λ  open -a vscode
Unable to find application named 'vscode'