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Monday, December 13, 2010

more cat proverbs

Has the black cat passed from between us? (Osmanli, or the Ottoman Empire - Turkish). That is, have we had a quarrel?

Every day is no' Yule-day; cast the cat a castock. (Scotch) Be generous at Christmas, even unto giving your guests the needless extras - a castock is a cabbage-core (what, your cat likes those?)

"Why, man, have you got up into the tamarind tree?" He replied, "To pluck grass for my kitten." (Tamil). That is, it's none of your business.

The three most pleasant things: A cat's kittens, a goat's kid, and a young woman. (Irish)

When the cat lies on its brain, it is going to rain. (English) Brain = back, actually.

-- From Curiosities in Proverbs (1916), an old favorite here at the Museum


Katnip Lounge said...

I'm going for the Irish!
Pass the kittens and the Guinness, please.

Danielle said...

I've never had cabbage. Maybe the Scotts were on to something? I should try it sometime. :)

earl said...

HAHAHA lol. .

parlance said...

My dog likes the hard stem part of a cabbage. And...my mother came from Scotland. Wow! Mysterious workings of fate...