Whose joke was it about the verb "to Kipple"? And what was the joke?
If I were to say that Kipling was one of my guilty pleasures, that would
make me sound pleased with myself for indulging in something that more
morally strait-laced people considered delinquent or illicit. And I hate
people who sound like that; especially since what they're defending is
usually something heartless and crass like foie gras or adultery. All the
same, I do think he's a fantastic writer: not often heartless and crass, at
any rate, and often burningly the opposite of both.