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Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was a famous American writer and cartoonist. His outlandishly illustrated books captivate readers with their unique blend of whimsy, zany humor, and catchy verse. He is best known for his children's books, which include enduring classics like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. How has the pronunciation of "Seuss" changed since Geisel first adopted the pseudonym? More...
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never to old to enjoy his work
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Excellent read and the doctor was one of my hero's, both in my youth and then again with my children and even later with the grandchildren. Dear Doctor, you surly do ROCK...
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Everyone actually pronounces Dr. Seuss’s name wrong!

The good doctor, originally named Theodor Seuss Geisel, attended Dartmouth College in 1921. Soon after enrolling, he joined the school’s student humor magazine, the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern. He rose through the ranks of the publication and soon achieved the title of editor-in-chief. This success was short-lived however, seeing as Ted was forced to resign after he was caught drinking gin with some friends in his room - a major no-no during the time of Prohibition. To overcome his mistake, Geisel continued writing for the magazine in secret, under the pen name of “Seuss,” his middle name (the “Dr.” got added later on).

Strangely enough, we’ve all been pronouncing his pseudonym wrong! As Americans, we see Seuss and like to say “Sewss.” However, seeing as it is a German name, it should really be pronounced “Soice” - the way Geisel said it himself! Ted eventually switched this anglicized pronunciation himself, since most people already said it that way and it “evoked a figure advantageous for an author of children’s books to be associated with - Mother Goose.”

Alexander Liang, one of his fellow writers on the Jack-O-Lantern, wrote this short poem about the authentic pronunciation:

“You\'re wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn\'t rejoice
If you\'re calling him Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice!”



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"Be who you and and say what you feel, because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter." ~Dr. Seuss.
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The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why, No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.
I could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
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