When does the use-mention distinction really matter?

When ordering a cake.


At 13/11/09, Blogger Aaron Boyden said...

It makes me wonder; does the cake itself not?

At 18/11/09, Blogger Kenny said...

I had the same thought about the use-mention distinction with the cake wreck where the baker decorated the cake to look like the USB hard drive, rather than the image file on the hard drive.

At 30/11/09, Anonymous Marcus said...

Thank you. That made my day!

At 30/11/09, Blogger Pete Mandik said...

That's terrific.


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