Norwood University trends on Twitter after Mike Pence flubs the name of the debate site

Source: AP
Source: AP

Republican vice presidential nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence kicked-started Tuesday's vice presidential debate on a slightly off-note: "Well, first off, thank you, Elaine, and thank you to, thank you to Norwood University for their wonderful hospitality and the Commission on Presidential Debates."

The only problem? Tuesday's debate was hosted by Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The "Norwood University" that Pence thanked isn't even a real place. 

Less than an hour after Pence flubbed his opening lines, Norwood University was trending on Twitter, and people were having a grand time imagining the alternate universe in which Norwood University was a viable safety school option.

By Tuesday night, one opportunistic soul had even launched a Norwood University twitter account

It may be telling that one of the most interesting parts of the vice presidential debate, at least to the tweeps of America, was a fake school invented when one of the candidates misspoke.

Of course, on the bright side, it got out the vote:

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