Thursday, August 28, 2014
Apparently, Selwyn College at Cambridge does not allow dogs in the residential quarters, while cats are allowed. However, Roger Mosey, who became Master of Selwyn this past October, has YoYo, who is a basett hound. Therefore, according to a BBC report, when Selwyn filled out the official paperwork to keep YoYo in his rooms, he described his pet as "a very large cat." Given the British mentality and what it has handed down to us on the other side of the pond, I take this to be a double-barreled gift, not only a thoroughly silly play on semantics but also a reminder that wink-wink-nudge-nudge is still with us.