Monday smile – On the tangible nature of fish

grouperThe American Courts have been mulling over the question of which fish are tangible or intangible.

Following an offshore inspection of a commercial fishing vessel which revealed undersized red grouper fish among its catch, a case went from District Court level up to the US Supreme Court to establish whether a fish was to be considered a “tangible object”.

The case has been followed by the excellent blog Language Log, and you can read more about the recent Supreme Court decision here (including links to the written opinions and oral arguments).

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Note: Apologies to my readers for lack of posting last week – hard drive failure put cat among pigeons…

 

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