Somebody must have passed this

Universities, with few exceptions, want new students, and Drake has come up with a campaign to attract undergraduates. The “Drake Advantage” reads well enough:

At Drake, learning doesn’t just take place in a classroom. Nor is traditional learning the only goal. Sure you’ll get an excellent education here, but you’ll also be transformed by an experience that puts opportunity into action and gives purpose to your passion.

Okay, maybe not that well enough. Let’s see some of the next paragraph:

Every moment at Drake is one that has the power to educate, to transform, to open minds and to unleash potential — to introduce who you are, to who you hope to become.

To whom did this appear to be correct English?

Were this one of those lolcat-obsessed sites, you’d see the simple word FAIL. But technically, this isn’t a FAIL at all:

Drake University Advantage

See what I mean?

(From Sheena Dooley of the Des Moines Register, via Nancy Friedman.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    2 September 2010 · 2:44 pm

    BAH hahahahahaha. That’s so bad it’s wonderful.

    I can almost guarantee you no faculty had input on that logo design.

  2. Mel »

    4 September 2010 · 1:39 am

    It’s the “Dumb Ion”.

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