I was always a terrible speller growing up. I still am. But one word I never had any trouble with was Respect, thanks to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
They talked about this song on NPR on Thursday, and they explained that it was a remake of a song originally sung by a man. They flipped the gender roles and it makes sense. I always wondered about the line, “Your kisses, sweeter than honey, but guess what? So is my money.” If the song was originally about a man, that line makes more sense (in light of the gender roles of the 1960’s.)
Rest in Peace Your Majesty. We will not see your like again.