Circulating the ‘sphere has been a survey alleging that 46 percent of men and 33 percent of women lie about the books they’ve read to impress friends and potential partners. If there’s anything suprising to me, it’s that the numbers are that low. Anyway, this seemed odd to me:
The men polled said they would be most impressed by women who read news websites, Shakespeare or song lyrics.
Women said men should have read Nelson Mandela’s biography or Shakespeare.
Now, I assume the survey format was multiple choice, which would account for both sexes citing Shakespeare and the sort of random appearance of Nelson Mandela’s biography (nothing against Nelson, but certainly there are plenty of other biographies out there with a bit more cultural relevance), but who is impressed by reading song lyrics? Was the Costco Connection not on the test?