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30 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

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6. “Seuss” is pronounced “zoice” in German, but Geisel preferred to rhyme it with “Goose,” as in Mother Goose.

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7. He wasn’t really a doctor. He began using the honorific in an attempt to mollify his father, who had wanted him to study medicine.

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8. “Oh, the places you’ll go!”, which became the title of his last book (published in 1990), was a Dartmouth catchphrase in the 1920s.

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9. He was voted “Least Likely to Succeed” by Casque & Gauntlet, the senior society to which he belonged.

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10. He attended Oxford University in 1926, pursuing a master’s degree in English, but he left after less than a year.

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