February 20, 2012

"[T]here’s more to life than crackers. But not much more."

Things said to Karma.

14 comments:

Hagar said...

So, now Althouse is using a racial slur?

Nathan Alexander said...

I think the quote is something Karma said...not to Karma.

That's how it sounded to me, but I agree it wasn't exactly a clear parse.

Ann Althouse said...

"So, now Althouse is using a racial slur?"

But people do eat crackers.

"I think the quote is something Karma said...not to Karma. That's how it sounded to me, but I agree it wasn't exactly a clear parse."

Really? Even with Karma being a dog?!

Ann Althouse said...

Oh, I see how you could get confused. You're seeing it like a play script:

MAN: I love crackers.

But the dog's name and the thing said are both in italics. I take the italics to indicate the quote, so the name of the dog is in the thing said.

Expat(ish) said...

I am going to tell my wife that when she gets home.

-XC

PS - Yes, I'm from the deep south, why do you ask?

Methadras said...

I don't see any meat on their plates. Leftard academes?

rastajenk said...

The most self-centered pretentious blog in the history of the blogosphere...unless it's satire.

What are the chances that Nina's blog is so subtle in its satire that I've missed its point entirely?

Probably not good.

edutcher said...

The Blonde lives on Cheez-Its occasionally.

Chip Ahoy said...

Nina, you have very good posture. I bet all that walking and trail-threading promotes good posture.

Chip Ahoy said...

And ignore rastajenk, he knoweth not of what he speaketh eth.

You give and give and give and that's the thanks you get.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

I prefer a hearty soup or chili with my crackers.

Saltines or the small oyster variety.

I do not give them to the dog.

Nathan Alexander said...

Ms. Althouse,
Yep, you're right.
I parsed it wrong. My apologies for muddying the waters.

Astro said...

'Crackers' is not a racial slur. My wife and son were both born in Florida and proud to be known as Florida Crackers.
Sure, some people try to use the term as a synonym for a bigot -- those people who do that are badly misinformed.
And by the way, the name of the Negro League baseball team that was in Atlanta many years ago? The Black Crackers.

Penny said...

Althouse, working hard so we are SURE to understand almost everything... except... Captcha.