The Press: Clowder & Kindle

By venerable tradition, the fourth leader (i.e., the fourth article) on the London Times editorial page is intended to entertain rather than inform. It usually putters around as far as possible from the news. Last week it had its loyal readers in a dither over what to call a group of cats.

"There is no noun of assembly for cats," said the fourth leader. "Scorning to go about in packs or herds or even in a pride, they walk by themselves." Judge Basil Blagden of Cliffords Inn promptly begged to differ. "Sirs," he wrote,...

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