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Title: mm-mm-mm
Post by: Chompsky on September 20, 2019
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Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A Being darkly wise, and rudely great


wrote Alexander Pope in heroic couplet a nearly incalculable number of generations before I was born, for as you can see, I am Leporidae, and our family crest is two rabbits getting it on, De duobus, multis. To know me is to love me, (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-46803379/peter-rabbit-the-bunny-who-is-best-friends-with-sheep) or so claim my housemates. Which is nice of them.

Deep self-reflection isn’t one of my recorded behaviours,

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but researchers don’t really have a clue what I’m thinking about when I’m sitting in my favourite chair

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staring at my other favourite chair.

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Hint: I’m not pondering Chomsky’s theory of universal grammar (ug). Chances are I fancy a bite. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMqHMeXVApY) If you had a digestive system like mine, you'd be peckish most of the time, too.

Speaking of language, I do have one, and it’s not Lapine, Watership Down being a work of fiction thank Frith, as that's some dark reading. (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/watership-down-death-destruction-fluffy-rabbits-remake) Mostly we're talking body language, with my ears doing the heavy lifting. I also mm-mm-mm. This has been translated variously as “Here I am!”, “I’m happy!”, “Feed me again!” and “What’s going on and why wasn’t I informed?”—or, as one of my favourite movie stars put it, “What’s up, Doc?”

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They're all right answers, as far as they go. We rabbits have so much more on our minds, and await a Trekian universal translator for more than small talk. (http://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Ophone.jpg)

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