Re: Re : Re: OFF: Name for a cat
|From:||Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 1, 1999, 20:56|
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Subject: Re : Re: OFF: Name for a cat
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 29/09/99 07:45:29 , vous avez =E9crit :
> > My mother wants to name her Clara, but it doesn't fit her.
> > Me and my brother wanted a Japanese name, but most of them
> > are too long -- and I want it to mean something. I looked
> > up a dictionary and found _taikoo_, which means 'light pink'
> > (and also 'archduke'!). What do you think? Can you do better?
> > I can't promise you a kitty as a reward... unless you pay
> > for international shipment of the poor thing. :P
if you run a business, you call her "Maneko".
it's the little white cat pawing up in all japanese
shops to lure customers.
"maneku" means "to invite" and "neko" is "cat".
so it's a play on word. well, maybe.
Actually, I learned the name of those cats as <maneki neko>, "inviting ca=
I have one of them in my room too :)