Conservative. Idaho. Software engineer. Historian. Increasingly, frustrated with how the greed of a small number of lawyers is making life unreasonable for ordinary people.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Women and Children First
PJMedia has a really fine article (not by me) about the origins of "Women and children first" to the lifeboats on sinking ships. It is newer than you might guess, and more specifically British, based a particular incident: the sinking of HMS Birkenhead in 1852. Well worth reading!