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Ian Dunn
350948.  Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:56 pm Reply with quote

There are several collective nouns for cats. Examples include:


  • Clowder
  • Cluster
  • Clutter
  • Colony
  • Destruction
  • Dout
  • Glaring
  • Glorying
  • Nuisance
  • Pounce


Source

 
Bondee
350956.  Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:02 pm Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:



  • Destruction
  • Nuisance



These two are perfect for my little sod.

 
Ian Dunn
350958.  Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:04 pm Reply with quote

Bondee wrote:
Ian Dunn wrote:



  • Destruction
  • Nuisance



These two are perfect for my little sod.


I know what you mean, although "Pounce" is my personal favourite.

 
djgordy
350978.  Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:44 pm Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:
There are several collective nouns for cats. Examples include:

Clowder


Chowder? Even Heston Blumenthal wouldn't make cat chowder.

What?

Oh. "Clowder". My mistake.

 
Tas
350990.  Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:51 pm Reply with quote

Destruction would be apt, sometimes, but also a Cuteness.

:-)

Tas

(He's not looking, he TOLD me to type that last bit. What? Yes, sir. Just getting your supper, sir. I love my cat. No, really.)

 
Ian Dunn
352636.  Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:41 am Reply with quote

One part of Japanese anime and manga that is popular is that of "Catgirls", known as Nekomimi (猫耳). Most catgirls tend to have cat ears, tails, and sometimes teeth, but other than that their appearance is almost entirely human. Although there are some differences between one manga and another.

It is not just cats, but lots of different animals are often represented in this way. The word for any humanoid character with animal-like features is Kemonomimi (獣耳). Other animals tend to include foxes (normally in relation to the kitsune of Japanese folklore), rabbits, wolves and dogs.

One of my favourite mangas.anime is a catgirl manga. Called Hyper Police, it is a comedy sci-fi series mainly about a young catgirl called Natsuki Sasahara, who works as a bounty hunter. The other characters are a foxgirl and two werewolves, one humanoid in his appearance and another who more is more anthropomorphic. Interestingly, the television series was translated into Spanish before it was translated into English. Despite the fact it has been translated into two Euorpean languages, the DVD has not released in Europe yet.


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Oolon Colluphid
352951.  Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:02 pm Reply with quote

Of course, cats are big on the Internet at the moment with the LolCats meme ("lol" meaning "laughing out loud" which has evolved into a general marker for "that's funny"; "cats" meaning...felines).

It started on 4chan, where people posted funny cat pictures on Saturdays, which became known as "Caturday". Eventually this evolved beyond 4chan and became known as "lolcats" sometime in 2006.

Typical images feature a picture of a cat and a caption written usually in a bold, sans serif font like Impact. The caption is written in "kitty pidgin", fractured and misspelt English.

One of the biggest LolCat sites is ICanHasCheezburger.com. The site features, amongst its LolCat images, a LolCat builder so people can easily make and submit their own captioned cats.

 
Ian Dunn
352958.  Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:13 pm Reply with quote

That reminds me of something I read in The Times earlier today.

There is a website called LOLpresident which does LOLcat style pics of US Presidents and candidates.

 
Jenny
353984.  Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:53 am Reply with quote

I like that last one!

 
Tas
354015.  Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:09 am Reply with quote

Excellent!

:-)

Tas

 
Izzardesque
354029.  Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:16 am Reply with quote

He does look a bit like a kid wearing his dad's clothes there...

 
tetsabb
366388.  Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:50 am Reply with quote

http://www.mycathatesyou.com
to see what they are really thinking....

 
Ian Dunn
449673.  Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:50 am Reply with quote

Here is something quite interesting. It turns out that LOLCats have quite a history. I picture which contains they similar aspects to those of LOLCats has been discovered. It is a postcard from 1905.



Link to icanhascheezburger

 
soup
449796.  Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:58 am Reply with quote

Oolon Colluphid wrote:


The caption is written in "kitty pidgin", fractured and misspelt English.



 
samivel
449840.  Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:46 am Reply with quote

Shouldn't that be 'areas'?

Stupid cat.

;)

 

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