Fall weather has finally arrived in at the University of Illinois, leading hundreds of sorority girls from the active Greek Life community to flock to Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch. Recently, a new bombshell study has revealed a horrifying truth about many of the young women in these photos and their pun-filled captions.
A new study out of the Pew Research Center has revealed that 80% of sorority girls have to look up what a gourd is before making their Instagram captions.
“Behind every Brittney’s and Samantha’s spark of utter brilliance, there are at least dozens of Google searches ranging from ‘Wait, like, what’s a gourd?” to ‘How many calories are in a gourd?’” said researcher Mark Reynolds. “There’s nothing wrong with a little double-checking to see what that ugly, pumpkin-like thing called a gourd is before they make a clever pun out of it.”
UIUC Kappa Delta Brittney Jones confessed that she Google searched the meaning of “gourd” before posting on Instagram.
“When I picked up that goad thing so I could put it on my Snapchat story and let everyone know I was at Curtis, I was like, ‘Oh my god.’ And my friend asked if I said ‘Oh my gourd’ Because that would be an awesome Instagram caption,’” said Jones. “I didn’t know what she was talking about because I thought I was just holding a pimply pumpkin, but after I Googled it, I knew I had struck comedy gold.”
Jones’ innovative pun and a nice Valencia filter got her Curtis Orchard Instagram post to over 250 likes. Her self-esteem was temporarily boosted until she saw the 200 other similar gourd captions later that day.