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Old 25 June 2007, 09:09 PM
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Comment: Did Dr. Seuss get a PhD from University of Virginia and is that
where the Hoo ville comes from?
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Old 25 June 2007, 09:18 PM
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Comment: Did Dr. Seuss get a PhD from University of Virginia and is that
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I can't find any reference in Wikipedia That he got a Phd anywhere much less went to The University of Virginia.

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The "Dr." in his pen name is an acknowledgment of his father's unfulfilled hopes that Seuss would earn a doctorate at Oxford.
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Old 25 June 2007, 09:25 PM
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He graduated from Dartmouth College, where he edited the school humor magazine, and pursued a Ph.D. in English literature at Oxford, ultimately dropping out when he decided his studies were "astonishingly irrelevant."
...and it's Whoville.

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