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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:23 PM
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Why do we say "copycat" anyway? Cats don't copy!
I've never seen a cat copy anyhing, have you?

Tucker
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:25 PM
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1. One answer to that:
from a random website:
Cat has been used to refer contemptibly to people at least as far back as Shakespeare's time ("A pox upon him for me, hes more and more a Cat", in Alls Well That Ends Well. It was simply paired with copy to refer to someone who mimicked another's actions. Copycat made its first known appearance in writing in 1896: "I aint heard of a copy-cat this great many years..twas a favorite term o my grandmothers" in S. O. Jewett's Country of Pointed Firs.



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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:43 PM
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2. delete (dupe) :)
Edited on Thu May-06-04 03:44 PM by Paradise
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:53 PM
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3. I Don't Know
My cat found Ctrl "P" walking across my keyboard once.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:28 PM
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6. I Hope He Can Control-P
At least until he gets to the litterbox.

-- Allen
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:00 PM
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4. EEEOOOOOOWWWWW! Tucker!
Glad to see your post. Been fretting about you and hoping you are spunky!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:04 PM
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5. Phsaa! They can't even fax
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