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Non-perjorative place name revisions

Not entirely an anti-cat idea.
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Many place names start with the syllable "Cat", and in my opinion this is merely more evidence of blatant discrimination by the International Pro-Feline Conspiracy; look at them all, Catford, Santa Catalina, Catania, Catalonia - there's even a village in Turkey called just "Cat" - how blatant can you get ?

The same principle could apply to given names, e.g. Catherine.

It is about time that all these perjorative names were tidied up, by replacing the "Cat" part with the non-discriminatory word "Pet". All those in favour, say "Aye !".

8th of 7, Nov 27 2002

Petbrain? http://uk.multimap....=222&multimap.y=219
[angel, Oct 04 2004]

Turkish Van http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Van
Swimming cat - cunning sods, aren't they ? [8th of 7, Feb 28 2010]


       I have no problem with bats. You could quite happily change "Cat" to "Bat" as far as I'm concerned.
8th of 7, Nov 27 2002

       This could be the petalyst for a new religion - petholicism. A petharsis for the petatonic.
egbert, Nov 27 2002

       [egbert], you haven't said "Aye !" yet like I asked you to .....
8th of 7, Nov 27 2002

       While we're at it, "New York" seems unduly ageist - perhaps we can think of something better?
DrCurry, Nov 27 2002

       // This idea is in the wrong petagory //   

       Don't be catulant.
8th of 7, Nov 27 2002

       /[egbert], you haven't said "Aye !" yet like I asked you to ...../
[8th], there's a reason for that. Draw a Venn diagram.

       And what's all this snaggle puss nonsense? Last time I checked I was still petagorically human.
egbert, Nov 27 2002

       This idea is just petty - oops, I mean petty
hippo, Nov 28 2002

       Click on the link. Zoom out one level and look to the south of Catbrain. See the white road running alongside the railway line? That's where I live! Pretty freakin amazing coincidence, angel. You been following me?
egbert, Jan 25 2003

       The belfry of the Petholic Church has a nice ring to it - kinda petchy, in fact.
thumbwax, Jan 25 2003

       Hmm...I haven't seen the village in Turkey called Cat...there is a city called Van famous for its cats, though...   

       Catty people will still be petty...not a huge improvement...
cowtamer, Feb 28 2010

       //the 'C' has a Turkish squiggle attached//   

       That would mean it was pronounced "chat" (with a hard, English-style "ch", not as in French, nor yet as in German). And without the squiggle it would (in Turkish) be pronounced "jat". So, anyway, it wouldn't sound like "cat".
pertinax, Feb 28 2010

       Intriguingly, there is a breed of cat in Turkey called the Van, <link>, renowned for its liking for water and proficiency in swimming.   

       This probably arises as a consequence of being thrown into ponds in a sack weighted with bricks ...
8th of 7, Feb 28 2010

       b.t.w., sp. "pejorative", I think.   

       Compare French "pis". Just because.
pertinax, Mar 01 2010

       //Compare French "pis".//
My French aunt, Tante Pis?
coprocephalous, Mar 01 2010


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