Ragged Claws

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Today in Out-of-Context Sentence Theater

"And British monarchs have kept their right to dead whales washed ashore."

-Igor Kopytoff, "The Cultural Biography of Things: Commoditization as Process," in The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective, ed. Arjun Appadurai (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986).