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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= t." I have one of them in my room too :)