Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Lime in the Coconut 

During the usual pre-class chatter last evening, I began singing Harry Nilsson's "Coconut." You know the one - "You put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both up...I say doctor!" I had a reason for singing this song, but it's long and involves chewing gum.

Anyway, a friend of mine mentioned a sociological phenomenon that she's noticed when people hear this song. They often think of one of two movies, and there's a noticable gender difference.

Go ahead - sing a few lines. Are you thinking of a movie? Was it this one or this one? According to the theory, women tend to think of the first one, while men recall the second. I adhered to the hypothesis.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 2:48 PM