[lit-ideas] Re: Feline Implicature

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:18:51 EDT

As it compares to Canine Implicature.
Alice (to Cheshire Cat): How do you know that you're mad?'  

'To begin with,' said the Cat, 'a dog's not mad. You grant that?'  

'I suppose so,' said Alice. 

'Well, then,' the Cat went on, 'you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and  
wags its tail when it's pleased. Now 
I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm  

'I call it purring, not growling,' said Alice. 

'Call it what you like,' said the Cat.

--- Ref. Darwin, The expression of emotions in man and  animal
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