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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 13, 1912, Image 18

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small, freckled, red-haired and al
most concealed behind an aprort.
But you knew it was Betsy Ross
because the program said so.
Presently there stalked in no
less a person than General Wash
ington. "Betsy," he said, "what do you
think? We ain't got no flag."
"Ain't got no flag!" cried
"Ain't got no flag," .solemnly
echoed the general.
"Ain't got tno flag," re
peated Betsy dnce more. ""Well,
ain't that fierce ! Gineral, you sit
down and make yourself at home
and soon as I get these dishes
done I'll fix you up something or
bust!" v
The final act was a tableau,
showing the entire cast, with
General Washington proudly
holding theflag.
Oh, Fudge! Piffle! No more
dewdabs for Wellesley students.
There's a great agitation at
Wellesley college against slang,
which the girls call "undressed
English." Each girl who is heard
to use slang must pay a fine into
the Government Building fund.
Slang at Wellesley is expres
sive if not elegant. Here are
some of the stock phrases :
Believe Me Always accented
on the "lieve."
Caleb A woman or girl yo,u
admire and respectr fdr her ac
hievements. Crush A thing a senior may
fall back upon when she is out of
Cuts Chunks -7- Cuts; great
chunks of ice.
Dewdabs Masculine kisses.
Dumps The misery that
doesn't love company.'
El Staircases. ,
Freaks Persons one doesn't
like. ' 4
Fudge, Piffle Purely exclama
tory. Gym Good for pronated :
Infant Child Spoken alway,s
in an endearing tone.
Jam A flurry.
Lah-di-dah Dressed up.
-Peach Form of. a'dmiration,
applicable -to anythingfrom -a""
Harvard, freshman to a new
spring hat.
Peanut Persons who are not
Perfectly Sweet and Perfectly
Awful Used literally but fre
quently. ' ,
Pill Same as peanut. ,
Quiz rAn ordeal arfanged by
the faculty. ,--,
Rig Costume. '
Scream Anything- that is com
ical. r
Shaggy Mystery; used fre
quently. 1
Shark A person you secretly
envy and publicly malign for her
Swell Perfectly glorious.
V. Ls Persons you like; de
rived from violent likes. J
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