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"GREEN GIRL"

THE O.D. GREEN BLANKET DISTRIBUTED TO ALL CADETS IS CALLED A "GREEN
GIRL". WHEN A CADET GOES OUT WITH HIS BLANKET UNDER HIS ARM , ALL
CADETS KNOW THAT HE WILL BE IN THE WOODS WITH HIS GIRL THAT NIGHT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST POINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
SPEECH -- Folk etymology
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
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Date learned: 00-00-1971

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100TH NIGHT SHOW

TRADITIONAL COMEDY PLAY STAGED BY SENIOR CLASS ON THE 100TH NIGHT
BEFORE GRADUATION. SHOW TREATS FINER POINTS OF COMMANDING
OFFICERS AND WEST POINT TRADITION.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST POINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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THE LAST MAN IN THE GRADUATING CLASS AT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY
ACADEMY RECEIVES ONE DOLLAR FROM EACH GRADUATING SENIOR.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST POINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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FLIRTATION WALK

AT WEST POINT IF YOU TAKE YOUR GIRL FRIEND DOWN FLIRTATION WALK
AND KISS HER UNDER THE KISSING ROCK YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST POINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
BELIEF -- P535
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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