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  •  Which state are we talking about (1+ / 0-)
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    his prospective Senate candidacy in?  BTW, did you know Harold Ford was "spoon man" at Upenn?

    The tradition of awarding the "wooden spoon," as it was known in the 19th century, is so old that its origins apparently predate all student publications, including the class yearbook and student newspaper. Despite the aura of mystery about its first year s, the spoon's significance has always been the same: the spoon is symbolic of first honors among the senior men.

    http://www.library.upenn.edu/...

    Not to correct my own University, but I believe from my Cambridge friends that it comes from the person with the lowest grades getting a wooden spoon at Oxford or Cambridge.  But anyway!  There Harold Ford is, getting this preppiest of honors, in 1992.

    26, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-12(now)

    by Xenocrypt on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 09:51:39 AM PDT

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