Well, I woke up today (June 24) to find out that the world has changed: Britain’s citizens voted to leave the EU in the Brexit referendum (technically, the result isn’t legally binding) and David Cameron has resigned as prime minister. Matthew has a few choice things to say about that, so hold your comments and discussion until I put up his post. In the meantime, let us first console ourselves with kittens listening to music:
On this day in history, besides Brits voting themselves into a disaster (2016), we have the first performance of the song O Canada in 1880. And, in 1916, the deadly battle of the Somme began.
Those born on this day include Fred Hoyle (1915), Anita Desai (1937), Mick Fleetwood (1947) and Lionel Messi (1987). Those who died on June 24 include Grover Cleveland (1908), Jackie Gleason (1987) and Paul Winchell (2005; who remembers him?) Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, the dialogue between cat and dog is puzzling. I asked Malgorzata for clarification and got this:
Cyrus probably mixes up “threshold value” with the concept of a threshold of pain. Hili answers that she can tolerate everything which doesn’t demand from her a swift action with her paw.
Cyrus: What is the threshold value of a cats’ tolerance?Hili: Anything below a pat with a paw is OK.
Cyrus: Jaka jest wartość progowa kociej tolerancji?
Hili: Wszystko poniżej pacnięcia łapą.