Collecting snippets for the book

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Collecting snippets for the book

At our Homecoming 2017 meeting of folks working on The Book, it was suggested we start a file of 'snippets' that might be used in the book, including:

  • phrases common on campus during our era
  • clever or pithy quotes that might resonate with 69s.
  • lines or phrases from songs or the news of our era.

This thread is a place to add your contributions. Go for it.

Here's a few snippets

Here are some that came to mind while driving home from Homecoming:

  • Move on over or we'll move on over you. (Stolen from the civil rights movement by the anti-war movement)
  • If you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
  • Never trust anyone over thirty.
  • What a bummer.
  • In loco parentis and Dad Thad, an ironic combo.
  • Pulling an all-nighter.
  • Cherry and choice as words of praise
  • Scarf up a meal
  • Rip off something
  • Power to the people
  • Lay it on me
  • Sock it to me 
  • Groovy, outasight
  • Stoked
  • Padiddle (car with one headlight out)
  • Jesus boots (sandals)
  • Horn for telephone (get him on the horn)
  • Born to be free
  • Make love, not war (fuck, don't fight)
  • Don't let the man keep you down
  • Drop acid, not bombs
  • I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours
  • Follow your bliss (Joseph Campbell)
  • Grotee (? groatie) for gross or grotesque
  • You're either on the bus or off the bus (Ken Kesey)
  • Right on, man
  • Chinese fire drill
  • Wedgie and wet willie
  • Submarine races
  • Burn rubber, pull a brody (using a brody knob)
  • Booking for studying.
  • Don't bogart that (fill in the blank)
  • Road trip


David L. Prentice
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Comments on snippets

I think it's "groaty." Looks more like an adjective. 

Heavy booking = booking teats

Flick out, za out


For specials, come to Edith's Cut-Rate

Hop Rat

Never heard of brody nor a brody knob

Creeping weenie


Wich man

Courses: God, Rocks, Cowboys and Indians (=History of the American West), Nuts and Sluts (Psych 21, Abnormal), Stars, Maps—for Geography?,


Pro out

Plu' (pronounced "ploo") for C-Plus, a "mine" for a C-Minus

Crooker fuck (when the Dean of Housing gives you a crappy room — or was it when you find a way to beat the housing rules? Not sure)

"Go, Nads" (Motto of New Hampshire Hall, "Nads" publicly rationalized by the D as an acronym for "New at Dartmouths"), also the infamous Peter Meter

"Tube" — a participant at WDCR; were Daily D folks called Scribes?


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