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It's all about image. Sodapop is, in reality, a bookworm. But by definition, Greasers are not bookworms. So Ponyboy makes Sodapop look like a bad-ass by calling him a dropout.

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Q: Why doesn't ponyboy lie referring to sodapop as a dropout?
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Why doesn't Ponyboy like referring soda as a dropout?

Ponyboy recognizes that Soda is smart in his own way. Being book smart is not the only way to be a successful individual. He also is very protective of the brother he is closest to, especially after having lost their parents.Because ponyboy thinks sodapop dropped out because he needed to keep pony in school

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