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Junior’s Skull ‘n’ Bones Nickname

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This was too good to pass up. In the Atlantic Monthly, Alexandra Robbins delves into the secrets behind Junior’s (and Poppy’s, of course) ‘secret’ fraternity, Deke–or the Skull ‘n’ Bones. It seems they get secret names, no doubt to compliment the secret handshake. Junior’s secret name, it turns out, is– But I’ll let her tell it.

New members of Skull and Bones are assigned secret names, by which fellow Bonesmen will forever know them. Some Bonesmen receive traditional names, denoting function or existential status; others are the chosen beneficiaries of names that their Bones predecessors wish to pass on. The leftover initiates choose their own names. The name Long Devil is assigned to the tallest member; Boaz (short for Beelzebub) goes to any member who is a varsity football captain. Many of the chosen names are drawn from literature (Hamlet, Uncle Remus), from religion, and from myth. The banker Lewis Lapham passed on his name, Sancho Panza, to the political adviser Tex McCrary. Averell Harriman was Thor, Henry Luce was Baal, McGeorge Bundy was Odin. The name Magog is traditionally assigned to the incoming Bonesman deemed to have had the most sexual experience, and Gog goes to the new member with the least sexual experience. William Howard Taft and Robert Taft were Magogs. So, interestingly, was George Bush.

George W. was not assigned a name but invited to choose one. According to one report, nothing came to mind, so he was given the name Temporary, which, it is said, he never bothered to replace; Temporary is how Bush’s fellow Bonesmen know him today.

‘Temporary.’ Is this prophecy or what?

Incidentally, read the rest of the article. It’s a hoot.

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1 Comment

  1. eko o ubi says:

    can i be hooked up with some real skull n bones members please.
    my email is eko747@yahoo.co.uk

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