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Meow the 65th – Cats’ Stats

What is a cat in figures? One head, one tail, one, tongue, one mouth, one nose, two ears, four legs, twenty claws, and apparently nine lives. But there are more figures than that as a look in the statistics portal Statista shows. Let’s get started with the “How many cats are there in …” The… Continue reading Meow the 65th – Cats’ Stats

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Meow the 64th -Research Mews

Meowlogisms cannot be avoided even if the topic is a serious one: research news. Well, not perhaps serious. Somewhat difficult to say, but I needed a lead to justify the purrified headline. In my continuous search for cat (content) research, I came across three scientific articles on cat behaviour. Two were on shelter cats and… Continue reading Meow the 64th -Research Mews

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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 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 57th – Meow’s the Word

A cat says more than just “meow”. Apart from different language varieties, such as German “miau” or Russian “мяу”, the cat also creates meowlogisms (neologisms) in human language. Quite a lot, in fact – not only in the feline dominated online media, but also in the more serious papers. The cat’s meow, paws, and fur… Continue reading Meow the 57th – Meow’s the Word

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Meow the 55th – The Meow Factor’s First Scientific Publication

The Meow Factor’s first scientific contribution has now been published online. The investigation of cat content in today’s media is the title of the original article now included in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings of the Arts & Humanities Conference, Venice. The article can be downloaded here (Meow Factor – Proceedings) or from the website of… Continue reading Meow the 55th – The Meow Factor’s First Scientific Publication

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Meow the 54th – Lucky and Unlucky Cat Names

What do you call a cat? Whatever you like basically, but do not name your cat Bruno – or Cassie,  Henry, Tia, and Buster. According to a UK study, cats with these names are five times more likely to be in an accident than others. Published in the Your Cat magazine, the study by the… Continue reading Meow the 54th – Lucky and Unlucky Cat Names

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Meow the 53rd – The Meow Factor. An Investigation of Cat Content in Today’s Media

A sneak peek into the first scientific publication of The Meow Factor. Cats share not only people’s real lives but also their virtual world. The Meow Factor is a research project that takes an interdisciplinary approach to describe cat content. Cat content generally deals with cats in popular culture, with news articles about cats, cat… Continue reading Meow the 53rd – The Meow Factor. An Investigation of Cat Content in Today’s Media