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Entry from January 16, 2019
“Dear King Philip Came Over For Good Soup” (taxonomy mnemonic)

"King Philip Came Over For Good Soup” is a taxonomy mnemonic to remember Kingdom-Phylum-Class-Order-Family-Genus-Species.  There were various rulers named King Philip, but no specific “King Philip” (or “King Phillip") is intended.

“King Philip came over for good soup” was published in Omni magazine in March 1980. “King Philip Came Over For Great Soup” was posted in the book The Silver Bullet: Real MCATs Explained (1999) by Brett L. Ferdinand.

“Dear King Philip Came Over For Good Soup” is a taxonomy mnemonic to remember Domain-Kingdom-Phylum-Class-Order-Family-Genus-Species. “Dear king Philip came over for good soup” was posted on Twitter by “cat” on May 9, 2011. “Dear King Phillip came over for great soup” was posted on Twitter by sweet caroline on November 18, 2014.

“(Dear) King Philip Came Over For Good Spaghetti” is a similar taxonomy mnemonic.


Wikipedia: Taxonomy mnemonic
Taxonomy mnemonics are used to memorize the scientific classification applied in taxonomy. They are usually constructed with a series of words that begin with the letters KPCOFGS, corresponding to the initials of the primary taxonomic ranks. Words beginning with D (corresponding to domain) are sometimes added to the beginning of the sequence, and words beginning with S (corresponding to subspecies) are sometimes added at the end of the sequence.

For example:

King Phillip came over for good spaghetti has the first letter of each word corresponding in order to the first letter of the descending order of scientific classification.

Mnemonic Zoology term
King Kingdom
Phillip Phylum
Came Class
Over Order
For Family
Great Genus
Spaghetti Species

Zoology mnemonics
Zoology mnemonics, which are used to memorize the scientific taxonomic classification system, include:
(...)
“King Phillip came over for good soup”

Google Books
Omni
Volume 2
March 1980
Pg. 144:
9__King Philip came over for good soup.

Google Groups: net.misc
Mnemonics summary
ubc-visi!majka
4/28/83
(...)
King Phillip came over for good soup
King Phillip come out for god sake
King Phillip ? ordered five greasy steaks
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species (Taxononic classification)

Google Groups: net.games.trivia
More mnemonics
R.MITCHELL
2/20/84
In the March 1980 issue of OMNI, Scot Morris devoted half his Games column to a quiz on mnemonics.  The following is lifted without permission from that column; see how many you can identify.  Answers will be posted in a week.
(...)
9) King Philip came over for good soup.
Alternate: Kindly place cover on fresh, green, spicy vegatables.

Google Books
The Silver Bullet:
Real MCATs Explained

By Brett L. Ferdinand
Montréal, Quebec: RuveneCo
1999
Pg. 192:
The order of classification is: Kingdom—"Phylum—"Class—Order—Family— Genus—: Species {King Philip Came Over For Great Soup}.

Twitter
cat
@Catherinelemurs
@theycallherlove Dear king Philip came over for good soup. Or the “college” version as my teacher calls it: dear king philip came over for
4:42 PM · May 9, 2011 · TweetCaster

Twitter
𝖒🐍
@bigrepmireya
Dear King Peter Came Over For Good Soup
Domain kingdom phylum class order family genus species
8:58 AM · May 3, 2012 · Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
sweet caroline
@caroquixano
Dear King Phillip came over for great soup grin
8:59 PM · Nov 18, 2014 · Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
lolito
@oscar_gust
Dear King Phillip Came Over For Great Soup
11:30 PM · Sep 3, 2017 · Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Rachel Ignotofsky
@ignotofsky
Dear King Philip Came Over For Good Soup. 👑 how do I remember the order of Taxa?
graphic from my book about the 🌎
(link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399580417?tag=randohouseinc7986-20) amazon.com/gp/product/039…
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8:24 PM · Sep 7, 2018 · Twitter for iPhone

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