28 April 2007

the female of the species. Did you know …

Filed under: trivia — bookweevil @ 10:10 am

… the title of this song by Space is taken from a poem by Rudyard Kipling?

Maybe you did, but it was news to me. Lots of bits of Kipling’s writing are still referenced in modern culture: his six honest serving men (“I keep six honest serving-men / (They taught me all I knew); / Their names are What and Why and When / And How and Where and Who”) survive in modern journalism and police work, “If–” is still often-quoted, and the white man’s burden is still referred to.


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