You mixed up your ‘if’s with your ‘only if’s. Damn critical theorists.
Great comic, though.
The ‘if’ and ‘only if’ are NOT mixed up, Edible.
Doesn’t it depend on what Girl means? If she means that all objects that are unnecessary are art, then it should read as it does. However, if she means that an object must be unnecessary to qualify as art, but that its unnecessary nature does not, ipso facto, cause it to be art, then it should read ‘It’s art only if it’s totally unnecessary’
Unless I too have got ‘if’ and ‘only if’ confused.
It is a commonly used abbreviated grammar that might be short for “It’s only going to be art…” or something similar. It does leave room for misreading, particularly by linguists.
Yuppers, I agree with JovoToys.
It’s totally legit and means a thing can only qualify as art if it’s totally unnecessary – not all such things are necessarily art, though. Art is necessarily unnecessary, but unnecessities are not necessarily art. And somehow I find that comforting?
Unecessary reply for aformentioned unecessary board.
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fish have christmas?
“Women need men like fish need a bicycle.”
Wouldn’t the argument be that the sweatshirt isn’t art, but the bunny is art?
I think that’d be Wittgenstein’s argument, Tana :P