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Re: [zzdev] Re: :zz: Orthoplex or Hypergrid? You decide
- To: "B. Fallenstein" <b.fallenstein@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [zzdev] Re: :zz: Orthoplex or Hypergrid? You decide
- From: "Leslie Carr" <lac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 08:49:42 +0100
- Cc: <zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx>, <ih@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Helen Ashman" <hla@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <Adam.Moore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Tim Brailsford" <tim.brailsford@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Craig D. Stewart" <craig.stewart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <naemura@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Ted Nelson" <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>, "Marlene Mallicoat" <MarleneM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> > The naming of cats is a xxxx matter; it isn't just one of your everday
> I'm sorry, but I do not get that reference.
Did I leave that in? How embarrassing! I was trying to recall a line from TS
Eliot's poem "The Naming of Cats" which is used as an introduction to the
Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical "Cats". As it happens it is even more relevant
in the light of Tuomas' comments:
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have three different names.
If you look at the poem itself (http://www.ia.net/~fboyken/catpoem.html) you
see that we might have call for an everyday name ('that the family use
daily'), a dignified name (to 'cherish his pride') and an ineffable name
('which no human research can discover').
I am happy that this should not be a competition between names (or
purposes); can we simply agree to use both names? After all, the English
language already allows us "rectangle" and "oblong", "diamond" and
"rhombus", "grid" and "matrix".