--- "McCrone, Peter (RDS NW)"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Was the original of mice not an earlier cartoon
> cat (possibly Sylvester)
> who's refrain was "I hate these meeces to
That cat would actually be 'Mr Jinks'. The clue
being the plural reference to the mice, ergo
Pixie and Dixie. As I remember it the cartoon
ran as part of the Huckleberry Hound Show (or
maybe Yogi Bear) during the early 1960's.
I have had second thoughts about Ann's original
question and have decided that if I were writing
the caption I would use the phrase 'graffito'
rather than 'graffiti' i.e 'This example of
I am convinced by the extensive archaeological
use of the term 'graffito' to decribe scratchings
on the base of Samian vessels. It seems the
totality of a single inscription is described as
'graffito', whereas several such inscriptions
becomes plural 'graffiti'.
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