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Preppies Are Turkeys

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PREPPIES ARE TURKEYS
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Illustration of alligator or crocodile wearing pink shirt and blue sneakers looking in mirror at image of turkey wearing same outfit. White text on black background.

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LaCoste Crocodile or Izod Alligator? Either way, this illustration pokes fun at the preppy subculture. Merriam -Webster defines preppy as “a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school” as well as “relating to or being a style of dress characterized especially by classic clothing and neat appearance.” This same dictionary defines turkey as not just a gallinaceous bird, but also, “failure, flop; especially : a theatrical production that has failed,” “three successive strikes in bowling,” and “a stupid, foolish, or inept person.”

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preppy.  2013.  In Merriam-Webster.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013 from, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preppy
turkey.  2013.  In Merriam-Webster.com.   Retrieved January 24, 2013 from, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey

 

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