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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Meaning of sonic blank slates

    Rabbits are sonic blank slates in contrast with a happy cat that purrs and an unhappy dog that whines.

    What does the phrase mean?

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    Re: Meaning of sonic blank slates

    I think it means that we don't know what noise rabbits make. (I am not sure of this, though)

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    Re: Meaning of sonic blank slates

    In this sentence, a "blank slate" is used to mean the unknown or not revealed. So, because rabbits don't make noise, they don't reveal their feelings, like the cat or the dog.

    It is an unusual use of this expression in that sentence.

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