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Meow the 63rd – Homes, Castles, and Cats

My home is my castle, apparently. But the proverb is no longer true, apparently. It has to be rephrased as ‘My home is my cat’s castle’, apparently. Not just cats think that way, also companies have started to take this attitude, pardon, cattitude, as human flats are redesigned as cat flats. CNN has taken up… Continue reading Meow the 63rd – Homes, Castles, and Cats

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Meow the 62nd – Cats, Cars & Connections

What do research, cars, money, DJs, law suits, and students have in common? Yes, right. Cats. Let’s unravel the connection of how cats connect people and things. Cats attract attention … and lawsuits The point here is that cats do attract attention. Whether the attention is welcome or not is another question. People love cats… Continue reading Meow the 62nd – Cats, Cars & Connections

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Meow the 61st – Cats@Work

Contrary to the Chinese proverb “I gave an order to a cat, and the cat gave it to its tail.”, there are cats with jobs. Even though it seems to be common knowledge that cats@work are a contradiction in intself, some cats are at work. That is, if work is an abbreviation for work place.… Continue reading Meow the 61st – Cats@Work

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Meow the 58th – Britcats

Pop Culture … Pop Cats … Britcats. A bachelor’s thesis project presents cats in their roles in British popular culture. The web feature story “Expurrliamus – Cats and their Role in Contemporary British Pop Culture” focuses on cats in Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Alice in Wonderland, and James Bond. The parts of the feature story… Continue reading Meow the 58th – Britcats

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Meow the 56th – The Cat Flap Legend of Sir Isaac Newton

It is an undeniable truth that cats and science are a good mix. Regardless of whether Sir Isaac Newton really invented the modern cat flap or not, cat content anectotes make it into various books even if they are not cat related. As mentioned in the book The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets (Singh, 2013),… Continue reading Meow the 56th – The Cat Flap Legend of Sir Isaac Newton

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Meow the 51st – Cat Figures … Some More

In real life, cats fulfil certain roles, such as pet  and fellow creature. Apart from that, cats also appear as companions of evil, as heroes, tricksters, guardians, and healers. In popular culture, cats have played their part in children’s and young adult entertainment in TV series, eg. in The Smurfs and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.… Continue reading Meow the 51st – Cat Figures … Some More

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Meow the 50th – #cat

Hashtags are very important not just for sharing photos on instragram or tweets on twitter. Hashtags are also a treasure from a linguistic point of view:innovations, word formations, and semantic wordfields. And lots are cat related. Here is a collection of instagram hashtags. The list is by no means complete. The hashtags are categorised by… Continue reading Meow the 50th – #cat

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Meow the 42nd – Thou Shalt (Not) Judge a Book by Its Cover

When you go into a bookshop, you will see that books with cats on the cover are the in-thing. While cats on the cover may make you want to buy the book because you expect cat content, the cat on the outside might not automatically be a cat on the inside. Most of the time,… Continue reading Meow the 42nd – Thou Shalt (Not) Judge a Book by Its Cover