Wednesday, April 28, 2010

talking table!


Or, uh, something like a table? Thanks, Adam.

7 comments:

toep said...

Who names their table? And among those who DO name their tables, who names their table 'Mesob'?

All that aside putting quotes around table is probably appropriate enough, if it is fragile and can't bear much weight what good is it?

WV: PROPER-- If 'mesob' can't stand on her own four feet it might be necessary to 'proper' up.

Darcy said...

Hi! My name is "Chaise." I am serving you as a "chair."

toep said...

OK, Darcy if you wanna play that, MY name is Sophie and i'm serving you as a _________ (guess) And this is my song "DON't Lean on me, cause i'm not strong
Still I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on'

The Pedant said...

Actually, these quotes are pretty accurate. "Mesob" is the Ethiopian word for the woven stand that is labeled here; as it's not actually a named item, those quotes are appropriate.

Furthermore, it's not a table as we generally understand it. It's sort of a wicker column thing that you put a plate of food on. So "table" is also a good description.

toep said...

@the Pedant, WOW! knowledge is power...

Kirsten said...

And really, it's pretty impressive to see a table that can write and speak at all; it's a bit much for us to expect perfect punctuation as well.

Ross said...

Sentient tables prefer to be called by name, not just "table."