[Ads-l] antedating "pic" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri May 1 15:20:53 UTC 2015


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"I Felta Thi"

_New Mexico Daily Lobo_ 2/14/1951 p 2 col 4
"A friend of mine, unaffiliated until now, tossed caution to the winds and joined the I Felta Thi fraternity."

_Techinashit_ [parody issue of NC State Univ _Technician_] 1 Apr 1975 p 8 col 7
"I Felta Thi presents a special slide show in the lobby of Vann Dorm at Meredith Saturday at 11:30 p.m."


See also:  Eata Bita Pi

_The Cap and Gown_ [yearbook] Chicago: Univ of Chicago, 1906. p. 423
"Is Alpha Si better in general than Eata Bita Pi?"

_The Sou'wester_ [newspaper, Southwestern College, Memphis TN] 19 Sep 1941 p 2 col 3
"There I could see in black and white where Brother Burpmouth had been King of Ground Hog's Day and where dear old Eata Bita Pi (Isn't that original?) has presidents of the Tiddleywinks Club, Shoota Lotta Bull, the debating society, and other important campus organizations.

Heinlein, Robert.  _I Will Fear No Evil_ NY: Ace, 1987. p 204 [originally published in _Galaxy Magazine_ Jul-Dec 1970]
"Old Eata Bita Pi didn't let me down . . . and I'm not going to let Brother Schmidt down."


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> The same guy who mentioned "Tappa Kegga Bru" (it was 1975) also cited
> "I Phelta Thi."
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> JL
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> On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 3:34 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 1:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter
> > <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
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> > > "Tappa Kegga Bru."
> >
> >
> > Pswaydo-frat at my high school for guys who drove convertibles:
> >
> > "Teyka Toppa Daun."
> >
> > Not as kewl, IMO, as "Tappa Kegga Bru," pun-wise, but, WTF?
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