Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Please [the] Cat, If You Please

In the MPL Staff Break Room there is a dry erase board that currently says . . .

Clearly, the second message (in the middle) states quite plainly that [whichever staffer is reading this should] please cat.  Take a closer look:

That, my friends, is cat, just as sure as I'm sitting here.  It is an imperative:  Please [the] cat.  As written with the banana nut bread reference, it is, of course, ungrammatical (or nongrammatical--both words are listed in an online dictionary), so I will need to make a minor edit to put things right.


Now it's grammatical, and it makes complete sense.  The meaning could not be clearer.  I'll be dropping by the library later to be served several delicious slices of the banana nut bread.  Remember to use the good crystal and china.

Sure to be Pleased,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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P.S.  Composed by songwriter John Hiatt, Sure As I'm Sittin' Here (1974) was a big hit for the 1960s/1970s pop band Three Dog Night.  (But shouldn't it be Three Slobberdog Night?)  Watch the old long-playing (LP) 33 1/3 r.p.m. record spin around and around while you listen to a great song (below).

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