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Nicknames At College

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Parent Issue
Day
10
Month
April
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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With stadents the range of sobriquets is wide and varied, a condition dne to the close relations between the nicknamer and the nicknamed. Some well defined rules obtain, however, wliich show there is some niethod in this pliase of nndergradnate madness. Snrnames often carry the same nicknames, althongh the persons may not be related, and may be separated by five or ten years in the time of their residence at college. For instance, Jones, '79, is dubbed "Bock," and the chances are excellent that James, '89, will receive the same nickname. Why, no one knows, bnt it is a cuxioua instance of persistent personality. Agajn, nicknames reeeived previonsly at school or at home oonnt for nanght, for the coUegian is no respecter of traditions otrtsidB of the-college world. So "BiHy" becoanes "Sister," "Jack" is transformed into "Beddy," "Joe" is elevated into "Senator,"

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Ann Arbor Argus
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