The Class of 1909 Had to Have Thick Skins

Back in the day, attending college was an accomplishment possible for a rare few, and graduation for even fewer. Along with the accolades from your family, you could be subjected to scathing insults from your classmates to be preserved for eternity in the school yearbook. Redditor jetpackblues_ unearthed the 1909 yearbook from the University of Minnesota and found the wildest, weirdest reviews of students printed along with their portraits. She shared 19 of the funniest ones.



While we are amused at "a case-hardened buttinski" or "a math shark and a man hater," these folks went on to long, productive lives with careers and marriages, as we learn in the comments.



The entire yearbook is available as a 98-megabyte pdf download. The portraits start on page 328. If you don't have the time to read them all, I took some interesting screenshots.



But I didn't read them all, either, so you might still want to.


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