• Anecdot

    From Denis Mosko@2:5030/2404.1315 to All on Tue Jun 12 14:12:00 2018
    I wonder what the cats are thinking, when during washing suddenly freeze and a few seconds looking into nothingness?

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  • From Ivan Shmakov@2:5020/400 to Denis Mosko on Tue Jun 12 15:48:10 2018
    From: Ivan Shmakov <ivan@violet.siamics.net>

    Denis Mosko writes:

    I wonder what the cats are thinking, when during washing suddenly
    freeze and a few seconds looking into nothingness?

    And the answer is, obviously:

    What the pain in the neck is stooping like this!

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  • From Roy Witt@1:387/22 to Ivan Shmakov on Tue Jun 12 10:57:58 2018
    Ivan Shmakov wrote to Denis Mosko:

    I wonder what the cats are thinking, when during washing suddenly
    freeze and a few seconds looking into nothingness?

    And the answer is, obviously:

    What the pain in the neck is stooping like this!

    There is nothing logical in the question. The best I can figure is that
    part before the first comma.

    "I wonder what the cats are thinking?"

    The answer to that is, no one knows for sure.

    The rest;

    "when during washing suddenly freeze and a few seconds looking into nothingness?"

    Makes no sense.


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  • From alexander koryagin@2:5020/400 to Roy Witt on Wed Jun 13 09:07:16 2018
    From: alexander koryagin <koryagin@erec.ru>

    Hi, Roy Witt!
    I read your message from 12.06.2013 10:57

    I wonder what the cats are thinking, when during washing suddenly
    freeze and a few seconds looking into nothingness?
    And the answer is, obviously: What the pain in the neck is
    stooping like this!

    There is nothing logical in the question. The best I can figure is
    that part before the first comma.

    "I wonder what the cats are thinking?"

    The answer to that is, no one knows for sure.

    The rest;

    "when during washing suddenly freeze and a few seconds looking into nothingness?" Makes no sense.

    I believe the correct version is this:

    With black humor:

    I wonder what the cats are thinking when during washing THEY suddenly
    freeze and for a few seconds look nowhere?

    without black humor:

    I wonder what the cats are thinking when while washing THEMSELVES
    THEY suddenly freeze and for a few seconds look nowhere?

    The answer is of course that nobody knows. But looking at the cats'
    faces during such moments we certainly can suppose that they are deep in thoughts. If we consider the first variant we can suppose that when a
    human washes a cat the whole life flashes through its mind and a state
    of consternation is the aftermath of the washing process.

    I can't vouch for the second variant - I've never observed cats
    freezing when they wash themselves. But who knows - maybe the process
    wakes up some thoughts inside their brains. After all people are often
    deep in thoughts after scratching their heads. ;-)

    Bye, Roy!
    Alexander Koryagin
    fido7.english-tutor 2013
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  • From Roy Witt@1:387/22 to alexander koryagin on Thu Jun 14 15:29:22 2018
    alexander koryagin wrote to Roy Witt:

    I wonder what the cats are thinking, when during washing suddenly
    freeze and a few seconds looking into nothingness?
    And the answer is, obviously: What the pain in the neck is
    stooping like this!

    There is nothing logical in the question. The best I can figure is
    that part before the first comma.

    "I wonder what the cats are thinking?"

    The answer to that is, no one knows for sure.

    The rest;

    "when during washing suddenly freeze and a few seconds looking into
    nothingness?" Makes no sense.

    I believe the correct version is this:

    With black humor:

    I wonder what the cats are thinking when during washing THEY
    suddenly freeze and for a few seconds look nowhere?

    I'd re-phrase it to:

    I wonder what cats are thinking while cleaning themselves, they suddenly
    freeze and for a few seconds, look stupified.

    without black humor:

    I wonder what the cats are thinking when while washing THEMSELVES
    THEY suddenly freeze and for a few seconds look nowhere?

    The answer is of course that nobody knows. But looking at the
    cats' faces during such moments we certainly can suppose that they
    are deep in thoughts.

    Deep in thought would go hand in hand with stupified.

    If we consider the first variant we can suppose that when a human
    washes a cat the whole life flashes through its mind and a state of consternation is the aftermath of the washing process.

    The best way for a human to wash a cat is to pour some liquid soap into
    a toilet bowl, open the back door of the house, insert the cat and close
    the lid. When the rukus dies down, lift the lid. The cat will air dry on
    it's way out the door.

    I can't vouch for the second variant - I've never observed cats freezing when they wash themselves.

    It is generaly thought that cats have too much on their minds at one time
    to deal with it while busy cleaning themselves.

    But who knows - maybe the process wakes up some thoughts inside their brains.

    Cats are psycic too.

    After all people are often deep in thoughts after scratching
    their heads. ;-)

    I sometimes scratch my head while in deep thought. 8^) Afterward, I have a
    hard solution to a problem or a blueprint on how to deal with it...



    R\%/itt


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  • From alexander koryagin@2:5020/400 to Roy Witt on Sun Jun 17 11:19:24 2018
    From: alexander koryagin <koryagin@erec.ru>

    Hi, Roy Witt!
    I read your message from 14.06.2013 15:29


    I wonder what the cats are thinking, when during washing
    suddenly freeze and a few seconds looking into nothingness?
    <skipped>
    I believe the correct version is this: With black humor: I wonder
    what the cats are thinking when during washing THEY suddenly
    freeze and for a few seconds look nowhere?

    I'd re-phrase it to:
    I wonder what cats are thinking while cleaning themselves, they
    suddenly freeze and for a few seconds, look stupified.

    without black humor: I wonder what the cats are thinking when
    while washing THEMSELVES THEY suddenly freeze and for a few
    seconds look nowhere?

    The answer is of course that nobody knows. But looking at the
    cats' faces during such moments we certainly can suppose that they
    are deep in thoughts.
    Deep in thought would go hand in hand with stupified.

    But "while cleaning themselves" and "during washing" means quite
    different things. And the verb must be as different. IMHO, "stupefied"
    means absence of thoughts (because of amazement or shock). While "deep
    in thought" tells us of thoughts.

    If we consider the first variant we can suppose that when a human
    washes a cat the whole life flashes through its mind and a state
    of consternation is the aftermath of the washing process.

    The best way for a human to wash a cat is to pour some liquid soap
    into a toilet bowl, open the back door of the house, insert the cat
    and close the lid. When the rukus dies down, lift the lid. The cat
    will air dry on it's way out the door.

    Until ruckus comes down? Well, only we must make, just in case, a
    kind of lattice in the bowl. To make sure our cat would not go along the sewage. Pay attention, that it can return back and smear the floor! ;=)

    <skipped>
    After all people are often deep in thoughts after scratching their
    heads. ;-)
    I sometimes scratch my head while in deep thought. 8^) Afterward, I
    have a hard solution to a problem or a blueprint on how to deal
    with it...

    An old Russian anecdote:

    A son asks his father: "Daddy, why they say that clever people
    scratch their foreheads, but fools, back of the heads?"
    Daddy, scratching his nape: "Well son, let me think...."

    Bye, Roy!
    Alexander Koryagin
    fido7.english-tutor 2013
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