As I was scouting for a book to add to my summer queue, my attention was caught by “The Professor and the Madman.” I thought the title was vaguely familiar. It turns out that the title was used in the lyrics of a pop song by an Irish rock band.
The reference is brilliant! The Professor and the Madman is about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and it perfectly fits the context of the song in which it was used.
“You can ask the professor and the madman
If they couldn’t find the words, no one can
All I see, all I heard
When it comes to you
There’s just no, just no words”