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My find of the day was in the March 2005 Public Square—a William James poem that captures one difference between the sexes:

Hogamous, higamous
Man is polygamous
Higamous, hogamous
Woman monogamous.

The poem may not have been James’ and he may not have been sober when composing it, but, as our late editor liked to say, it is suggestive.



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