Thursday, 2 December 2010

Big Bastard Sofa

A sofa is a very dominant thing. Not just spatially, but linguistically.

I am currently sat having a nice cup of tea. I am at the kitchen table. If I were sat on the sofa having a cup of tea, I would be just that: sat on the sofa (first) having a cup of tea (second). The act of being sat on a sofa dominates whatever action you're doing, because it's an action in itself. Unless the action is a more dominant one, or one which implies sofa-sitting. Interesting.

In terms of spatial dominance, sofas are pretty fucking big. Not so much when compared to a cruise liner or a cathedral, but especially when compared to an ant or a salt shaker.

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