Friday, March 03, 2006
Spy vs Spy?
"The cat sat on the mat." Maybe. But these cats are more inclined to scramble under it, grapple it, fish out objects from under it, and generally push it around the kitchen floor.
Among the Internet material treating of the question,
- The substitution of "-oss" for "-at" in
The cat sat on the mat => The cat sat on the moss
is not the same as
He doesn't like his new bat => He doesn't like his new boss
Sémantique Lexicale, by Claire Gardent
- "The cat sat on the mat." in US-ASCII is the sequence of numbers : 84, 104, 101, 32, 99, 97, 116, 32, 115, 97, 116, 32, 111, 110, 32, 116, 104, 101, 109, 97, 116, 46.
- Passive: The mat was sat on by the cat.
- How would the Church of England deal with the statement that "the cat sat on the mat" if it appeared in the Bible?