Monday, December 29, 2014

Fact of the Day: Doctor Theo

While Theodor Geisel's famous pen-name is Dr. Seuss, it was actually something he used since college. Except back then his author name was Dr. Theophrastus Seuss. While Seuss is derived from Geisel's middle name, Theophrastus is likely named after the Greek philosopher of the same name.

14 comments:

  1. Your post reminded me that I've never seen Grinch yet, in cartoon.

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  2. Wow the things I learn here, I would never find out elsewhere!

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  3. Alwaye enjoy your collection of random facts!

    -Kati

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  4. Not sure I can even say that lol

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  5. Yes, I love the Doctor Suess and his Theophrastus philosophy!

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  6. The author actually pronounced his name like the "Suez" canal, not Zeus with an "S."

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  7. I thought Theo was on "The Cosby Show."
    And was black.
    Huh. Well, whaddya know?

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  8. Whatever name he used, he will always be one of my favorite authors!

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  9. I still have a bunch of his books from my teaching days.

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