Monday, May 08, 2006

Non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem

The restlessness of the springiest vixen.


Dave said...

I don't do Latin, and neither does Babel Fish, so I can't say anything erudite about your title.

Is the picture a self-portrait?

taigathefox said...

Which one of these is a Reynard the Fox film?
a) Age of an Aquarius
b) Year of the Horse
c) Month of the Twins Soon Begins
d) Occam’s razorblade Romance
e) Vixen Sharpears - The cunning little Vixen

No, Dave, it isn't me. I already gave you the pleasure of seeing a naked man, wasn't that enough?

Dave said...

Frankly, no.

taigathefox said...

And I even gave you the answer of the title on a (bit bumpy) plate.
Hmm, men, nothing is enough...

Dave said...

Well, of course we all knew that it was the principal behind Occam's Razor, but actually 'Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem' isn't a phrase found in Occam's writings.

taigathefox said...

No, and it is not the title either :)

I have always tried hard to follow the rules of simplicity, but how simple I am, it all ends up to a mess. People shout to me "kiss kiss", but instead of snogging all they try to say "keep it simple, stupid".

So therefore I am an anti-razor. Let the hair be tangled. Burn your razors.

Dave said...

I don't know why I put the words in a different order.

Personally, I like simplicity, but I also like precision, which means that I often write long convoluted sentences, just to ensure that I'm being factually correct, and covering every possible interpretation, and leaving no lose ends, which might leave me open to criticism (even if that does mean that there are parts in parenthesis, and far too sub-clauses for some people to follow me where I'm leading them [which may be down a blind alley]).

I've chucked my razor away, and grown a beard.

Dave said...

I also forget to check before pressing enter. 'Loose', rather than 'lose' and 'far too many' rather than 'far too'

taigathefox said...

>>I don't know why I put the words in a different order<<

You didn't, I did...

And just because I feel like being a creeping buttercup, I quote some Green Wing:
You shan't. I could. You wouldn't. I would. You wouldn't. I wod. You wodn't. I hod. You hodn't. I nod. You nodn't. I cod. You codn't. I did do. You didn't do. I do. You doodn't, now look away, I'm... You peed. I peedn't. You ped. I pedn't. You pedant?! No... I... you pedant! No. Yes...

My runners need some pruning, I think.

Ps. The reason I feel restless is c.

Interpreter Pavlov said...


Sorry! I didn't mean to intrude.

I'll call back another time.

If that's all right?

Dave said...

Don't mind me.

taigathefox said...

Oh oh,
you see what I meant.

I draw a picture.
I add a title.
I write one sentence.
I try to be punctuate.
I try to tell I am soon older again and want to fly somewhere.


Odd debate.
Loyal reader gone.
Another loyal reader thinks he's an intruder.
Another loyal reader gone.


taigathefox said...

Loyal reader back.


Dave said...

Sorry. Didn't think we were having a debate. I was just having a chat, trying to find out a little more about an intriguing post.

That's the problem with the written word: it's all so black and white. You don't get the shading of seeing the smile on my lips, the warmth of my voice.

I seem to have lost most of my readers the last few days too - or at least they're not commenting.

Perhaps it's the warm weather - they've all got better things to do outside.

Or maybe it was something I said.

occasional poster of comments said...

So, it's your birthday soon?

Phew. I've been trying to write that all afternoon, but the internet (or Blogger?) kept cutting out at work. Seems kind of redundant now, though...

Yep, I'm back too [states the obvious a second time].

taigathefox said...

Dave, sorry, I didn't actually think about a real debate either. A friendly chatty debate?

Wasn't it obvious when I wrote The restlessness of the springiest vixen I actually meant I am boring old jackdaw wearing grey underpants?

I was just blowing some soap bubbles. It's rather nice outside.

taigathefox said...

OPC how nice to see you, third loyal reader, again.
Had a nice weekend? Swampy or sunny?

In fact I haven't grey underpants yet, but I'm sure I will have them by the end of the month.

Dave said...

Married person-coloured underpants, surely?

taigathefox said...

Unmarried boring mother-coloured, if being precise.

occasional poster of comments said...

Hmm... the weekend was... actually pretty good :) In a sort of bittersweet way.

A boring old jackdaw? Definitely not.

Interpreter Pavlov said...

No, no: I was just in the waiting room, 'reading' an old copy of Femme Actuelle. It was that or Biba.

taigathefox said...

OPC, hmm... sounds intriguing :)
And you're obviously right about the jackdaw. I just said good night to the cubs and A said: "Mum, you are a boring rat." I hope he meant my Chinese Zodiac animal.

IP; Oh? I thought we had only copies of the Happy Woman.

Interpreter Pavlov said...

If only! . . . but I reckon Dave must have stolen them.