Something I Learned Today (Sort of)

Apparently, when Danish people want to express the idea that like hires like, they say "Rip, Rap og Rug", those being the Danish names for Huey, Dewey, and Louie. (Why does Denmark need employement quotas for women? Rip, Rap og Rug!) I failed to ask whether you can speak of of a Huey, Dewey and Louie effect, but promise to do so first thing on Monday. (Watch out for updates.)

Sociologists would call this "homophilic selection in hiring". Obviously a much better term.

P.S.: In German, they're called "Tick, Trick und Track."

P.P.S.: More Danish I learned: I already knew that Danes say "hej" for "hello", but not that it's pronounced like the English "hi", nor that you say "hej hej" for "goodbye".

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