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Glee Club in the 1905 Corks and Curls

Corks and Curls was the yearbook of the University of Virginia from 1888 through 2008. The name was explained as having come straight from late 19th-century speech:

The student who flagrantly failed to reply correctly to the questions of his professor in the classroom was said to have been ‘corked’ … if he answered with a grand flourish of pertinent information, he was said to have ‘curled.’[1]

Full text issues of Corks and Curls[]

Full text, readable issues of Corks and Curls are available online in both Google Books (for issues that are clearly public domain), at the University of Virginia Library, and in online resources like and The following list is provided for reference purposes.


  1. "Student Traditions". University of Virginia Dean of Students. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 

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