Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Where Did U Go?

Looking for a college for your son or daughter? You may want to consider Purdue University, which came in at No. 96 on Forbes' list of "The Top 100 Best Buy Colleges."

The university, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is renowned for its aerospace engineering program. It does not, however, offer a major in Poultry Science, despite what Forbes may lead you to believe.

A reader named John from San Jose, California, sent me this image. He was looking at the special report with his daughter, who noticed Forbes' flub. Did you spot it?

Take a look at the photo label on the far right. Perdue University? Forbes has confused the university with the famous chicken company. A rather birdbrained misspelling, I'd say.

Thanks to John for sending me this typo. If you see any worthy errors, readers, seize the opportunity and send 'em my way. Don't be chicken!


  1. Thanks for posting it! Perdue Chicken must be an East Coast thing... I've never heard of Perdue Chicken. Out here we have Foster Farms chicken.

  2. Thanks for sharing it, John! I had no idea Perdue Farms wasn't a national brand. You learn something every day. Perdue chicken is quite popular here in the Northeast. When I was growing up, you couldn't escape the Perdue commercials in which founder and CEO Frank Perdue delivered the company's famous slogan, "It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken."

  3. Interesting. I like the slogan. Foster Farms has a pretty funny ad campain featuring a couple of chickens trying to pass themselves off as Fresh Foster Farms chickens. Here are 3 samples: