A reader asked the other day about Prep humor. Perhaps one of the purest examples is the Brown University Band Button. Each from my husband's collection, gathered over four years, was passed out on the Friday before Brown's football team played (and almost invariably lost to) fellow Ivy League (or other) universities.
See if you can match up the right button with Dartmouth, Harvard, Cornell, and other institutions. (One naughty word was pixelated out as it may/should offend some/all. The target was, however, Princeton. And the button was recalled by the administration (appropriately) before distribution. This is one of the few surviving examples.) And there is no shame in missing some of these references, as they can be fairly obscure.
Two classic buttons, not shown here:
- VE RI TASTY in crimson letters;
- CORN HELL in red letters.