“In Canada we have jokes such as the one about: mouse being pursued by the cat, and finally hiding under the floor, and all is quiet until suddenly there’s a kind of a “bow wow arf arf” sound. And the mouse figures, ah, house dog has come, scared cat away, and up comes the mouse and the cat grabs it. As the cat chews the mouse down, it says, “You know, it pays to be bilingual.””

— Marshall McLuhan