Seriously, folks. Somebody. Some body. Humans have bodies. And cats have bodies, too. So if a person says somebody did something, would that not include cats? This morning I was informed that somebody had been peeing on the stairs. I was quick to defend myself in this unjust accusation. My English Professor wife (DW) then informed me that somebody meant one of the cats. This got me to thinking about the word somebody. My initial reaction was "it ain't me, babe, it must be you" but now that I think about the word I guess she was right in saying somebody. Do you think of your cat as being a somebody? Meanwhile, it is a long ways from our 3rd floor bedroom to the sub first floor cats' room and we still do not know who the somebody is. I SWEAR it is not me!
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9/12/09 at 5:06pm