The cat in question, unearthed from a sinkhole, is a million-year-old specimen that was built like a bear and was capable of reducing wild peccaries among whose fossilized bones it was found to Meow Mix quicker'n scat, as old-timers might put it.
The new species does not yet have a. Some might be disposed to regard it as a wampus cat, a hitherto fanciful member of the wildcat clan, to which campers attribute mysterious nocturnal growls and thuds.
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Unlike their prehistoric cousins, the cats that prowl the savannas of slang are pretty well domesticated. The metaphor-minded may find it curious that slangy cat imagery has come into its own only during the past hundred years or so.
Seventeenth-century slangsters did refer to prostitutes Wattsville AL adult personals cats -- hence cathouse, "a brothel. This expression has prompted some far-fetched explanatory scenarios, including the idea that torrential rains used to send lots of dead animals floating down the gutters of London.
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No one really knows the expression's origin. The same holds true for cat itself; it may derive from an untrackable Indo-European word that wound up in post-classical Latin as cattus which also referred to weasels and stoats.
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As noted, Florida's saber-toothed cat has been likened to a bear in build. As it happens, the word bearcat sprang to life as a popular name for neither a bear nor a cat but for the Sioux City web cam sex panda.
By it had become a slang reference to somebody energetic or fearsome or to something impressively appealing; hence the various high school and college teams around the country called the Bearcats.
Arguably America's most highly prized sports car, the rakish Bearcat bore the incidental distinction of being one of the last American-built automobiles to mount the steering wheel on the right. Specialists who try to reconstruct the unwritten predecessors of English and related languages report that the modern bear ultimately originated as a Germanic euphemism meaning simply "the brown one," presumably on the speak-of-the-devil principle.
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In the early s America's youth decided that anything great or gratifying was the cat's meow -- or the cat's pajamas or even the bee's knees, phrases you can still hear on occasion. Cat midget date "a jazz man" or "any man" soon began to creep into jazz lingo -- introduced, they say, by the trumpeter and New Orleans native Louis Armstrong. It was combined with hep or hip to produce hepcat in the s.
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