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Jukes and Kallikaks

Posted by Bob on March 13, 2000

In Reply to: Re: Jukes and Callycats posted by Stella on March 13, 2000

: : My father recently used the phrase: "we looked like a bunch of Jukes and Callycats." When I asked him what that meant he said it came from a sociological study of inbreeding done in the 30's or 40's. I can't find anything about this anywhere. Help?

: It's Jukes and Kallicaks, (guessing at spelling) pseudonyms for two families who were studied to determine whether deviant behavior is hereditary.

spelling = Kallikaks.