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:

The Happy Whisk said...

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

Imogen said...

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

Kati said...

Alwaye enjoy your collection of random facts!

-Kati

Pat Hatt said...

Not sure I can even say that lol

Anonymous said...

Cool pic!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Love this author!

stephen Hayes said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That wouldn't fit on a book jacket

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Linda said...

I love Dr. Seuss. :)

Kay said...

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