July 20, 2005

Cat Ladies

Slate explains the "cat lady" phenomenon. Now that's all well and good, and I'm sure psychological expanations serve their purpose, but the more important question is this: How many cats does a lady actually need before she can be considered a "cat lady"? I say six. Six cats and you're a cat lady. Five cats and you just have a lot of cats. Well I guess that solves the Sorites paradox. Next up, my thoughts on whether or not words correspond to things in the world...
-- Brad Plumer 8:09 PM || ||