CHinesepod did a lesson about schools that give out fake diplomas to people. One of the key words in that lesson was 野鸡大学. I can't find it, even though I've been trying for almost an hour. Anyone have a clue on how I can find this lesson?
bohan2007June 03, 2013, 05:29 PM
okay, I found it. I will put a link below if anyone is interested in it. One of the words in the vocab list of this lesson is 野鸡大学, but putting that in the search engine doesn't yield anything.
podsterJune 04, 2013, 02:26 AM
野鸡 is a general term for an unregistered and illegal business. I don't think there is a university by that name, haha!. Anyway, that's why a "wild chicken" university is merely a "diploma mill." (ActuallY the litereal meaning should be pheasant, I think, although there are places where chickens run wild).
On a superficially related note, I have seen 柴鸡 translated as "free range chicken" referring to a dish with egss on a menu, but it seems the literal meaning would just be a scrawny chicken. Any farmers out there?
Oh, I looked at your question again and I see you are asking why searching the CPod glossary via the search box did not turn it up even though it is a vocabulary item from a lesson. That I cannot answer.