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The German article on this topic is so much more complete - to the point it was a past featured article. I would love to see some nice bilingual person translate some of the information on the German page into English.

This might be a good idea if the German system of classification was even vaguely similar to the English system. I can't read German all that well, but the taxonomy is much different than anything I've ever read in English, starting with the fact that it doesn't have the same order of taxons. I'm sure there is useful material in the German articles, but adapting it to English could be a challenge. Fuzzform 00:27, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
    • The article really could do with some definition of how the kingdoms are seperated. This is what I was looking for.

It might be worth including the mnemonic "King Philip Came Over From Germany Stoned", which represents Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

I also remember King Phillip Choked On Fresh Green Spinach from my high school biology days. Rpachico 18:15, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

I can't help but notice how similar the word "Taxon" is to "Taxxon". (A Taxxon is a fictional alien species in the Animorphs books.) An accidental typo of one letter could send someone elsewhere! dogman15 01:15, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

A mnemonic I have never forgoten is 'Keep Penis Clean Or Forget Good Sex'. I won't put that in the main article, however. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:49, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Not to split hairs, but silk? Who the heck would ever play chess on silk? that makes zero sense and therefore is harder to remember.

Kings Play Chess On Funny Green Squares makes more of a mental image (at least for the sane). (talk) 21:05, 10 September 2008 (UTC)