Saturday, March 2, 2013

Today is...the Birth Anniversary of Dr. Seuss

Today is the birth anniversary of Theodor Giesel (Dr. Seuss). What is your favorite Dr. Seuss Book?

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Geisel went to Dartmouth, where he was in Sigma Phi Epsilon and the editor-in-chief of the humor magazine Jack-O-Lantern.

Geisel was caught drinking gin with friends in his room, resulting in him being forced to resign all extracurricular activities, including the magazine.

To continue writing for the magazine without the administrations knowledge, he started signing work with the pen name Seuss.

The correct pronunciation of Seuss actually rhymes it with voice. His collaborator on the Jack-O-Lantern wrote a poem to teach people how to pronounce it:

You're wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn't rejoice
If you're calling his Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice
     --Alexander Liang,

He eventually switched the pronuncation because it associated him with Mother Goose.

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