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For the Friday cat blog, I ‘ve dug out a funny Cat/English dictionary I received which was circulating on the Internet.  It’s been around a long time, but it still cracks me up. Kudos to the perceptive human that translated these sounds, to which I’ve added my own carefully researched interpretations:

Cat Phrase —– Meaning
miaow  —– Feed me.
meeow —– Pet me.
mrooww —– I love you.
miioo-oo-oo —– I am in love and must meet my betrothed outside beneath the hedge. Don’t wait up. Kadyhides1
mrrrow-mawww —– Please, the time is come to tidy the cat box.
mrrrow-miawww —– I have remedied the cat box untidiness by shoveling the contents as far out of the box as was practical.
miaowmioaw —– Have you noticed the shortage of available cat toys in this room?
mioawmioaw —– Since I can find nothing better to play with, I shall see what happens when I sharpen my claws on this handy piece of furniture.
roww-maww-roww —– I am so glad to see that you have returned home with both arms full of groceries. I will now rub myself against your legs and attempt to trip you as you walk towards the kitchen.
mmeww —– I believe I have heard a burglar. If you would like to go and beat him senseless, I shall be happy to keep your spot in the bed warm.
mmaoiww —– I will be happy to dutifully sleep between your legs, so that your blankets remain anchored in place.
mreeww —– I see you have purchased a new brand of cat litter. While I evaluate it, I will not dirty it.  I’ll poop right here, next to the box.
mmew-mmmewww! —– You have stopped snoring!  I will periodically check to see if you are still alive by standing on your chest and placing my nose close enough to your face to detect breathing.
mrrrr-eoww —– Perhaps you will continue to groom me if I appear close to poking my eye out by rubbing against the sharpest parts of the brush.

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  • enrevanche April 10, 2005, 6:19 pm

    Carnival of the Cats #55 (at enrevanche)

    Carnival of the Cats #55 is up at enrevanche. Come visit the happy felines!

  • Ferdinand T Cat April 10, 2005, 7:36 pm

    I would also like to add the all-important mee-ee-ee-ee, which means "Everything here is MINE!"