Well the feline memes were starting to pile up so let’s titillate our cat lovers out there. For Miss Maude and all the other cats who I know read this: we are laughing with you because we know better than to laugh at you.
The word for March 20th is:
Titillate tĭt′l-āt″: [verb]
1.1 To stimulate by touching lightly; tickle.
1.2 To excite (another) pleasurably, superficially or erotically.
1.3 To excite another, especially in a superficial, pleasurable manner.
Early 15c., “pleasing excitement,” from Latin titillationem (nominative titillatio) “a tickling,” noun of action from past-participle stem of titillare “to tickle.”
Yes I know I took a bit of a sabbatical -again! – but I’m back to give my faithful feline frienda equal time.
The word for February 13th is:
Meow mē-ou′: [1. noun 2.verb]
1.1 The cry of a cat.
1.2 An interjection in response to a nasty or uncomplimentary remark.
2. Of a cat: to make its cry
Representation of cat sound, 1842, earlier miaow, miau, meaw (1630s). Of imitative origin, compare French miaou, German miauen, Persian maw, Japanese nya nya, Arabic nau-nau, and Joyce’s mrkgnao. In Chinese, miau means “cat.” As a verb in English by 1630s, meaw, also meawle. Compare Old French miauer “to meow, caterwaul.”
Time for a healthy mix of feline and canine memes to start the week
I don’t really agree with anthropomorphism and think Walt Disney has a great deal to answer for but the looking on this dog’s face is priceless.
You can conquer the world but good luck with a cat!
Sort of makes you want to question the fairness of this whole evolution thing!
Everyone has creation myths these days – why not cat?
The wonders of the machine age!
As always something for Doctor Spo.
As you kidding – you could clean up on the talk show circuit with that act!
The Greta Garbo of cats? Yes I know – who is Greta Garbo? Sigh.
I swear RF hangs around our house 24/7. There are only two but it must be what like the clammier was like for the loaves and fishes!
I’m puzzled by the reference to a “young adult” and then the 10 year daughter – are we not allowed to call them “children” anymore? I get so confused with all this PC stuff.
The word for June 6th is:
Anthropomorphism /ˌanTHrəpəˈmôrfizəm/: [noun]
The attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object.
Derived from the verb form anthropomorphize, itself derived from the Greek ánthrōpos (ἄνθρωπος, lit. “human”) and morphē (μορφή, “form”). It is first attested in 1753, originally in reference to the heresy of applying a human form to the Christian God.