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  1. The PBS up through the second panel does work correctly in logic, but only under the modern understanding of quantification.

  2. As a domestic pet, the cat in the yellow cartoon probably has been neutered, and does not seem to have other animals around, so indeed the list of activities would represent the only two of the “four F’s” still available to it. So go ahead, make the most of it!

  3. There’s an old saying that goes all the way back to ancient Greece: “Some people eat to live; others live to eat.”

  4. Mark in Boston – When I was a little girl (younger than 5) my maternal uncle would tease me “Do you eat to live or live to eat?” I had no idea what he meant until some years later. I guess he had learned Greek? 🙂

  5. I looked it up, and it’s attributed to Socrates by way of Plutarch: “Bad men live that they may eat and drink, and good men eat and drink that they may live.” Very boring when put that way, and especially strange coming from a man who could be said to drink [hemlock] that he may die.

  6. That’s kind of the opposite sentiment though. Usually the “live to eat” is a positive thing in modern use, as you appreciate food and don’t just consider it just fuel.

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