What’s in a word?

Illustration by Addie Ledyard

From Oxford Languages: “cat”


a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractable claws. It is widely kept as a pet or for catching mice, and many breeds have been developed.

Urban Dictionary: “Cats”

Ninjas in fur suit with knives hidden in the paws.  Author – iwillneverbeafraidagain

Or: the things trying to kill you in your sleep, the things trying to protect you from the things trying to kill you in your sleep …

Author – considerthefollowing

From Your Dictionary: Cat meaning

A small, lithe, soft-furred animal (Felis cattus) of this family, domesticated since ancient times and often kept as a pet or for killing mice.

Or, as Gertrude Stein may have said, “A cat is a cat is a cat.”


2 thoughts on “What’s in a word?

  1. randy3931 says:

    Gertrude for the win!



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