It’s World Cat Day


Cynthia:  Hey, Marcy! Happy World Cat Day. 
Marcy:  Merci.
Cynthia:  I bet you don’t know how to say cat in French.
Marcy rolls her eyes.
Marcy:  Chat. Chaton. Minou.
Cynthia:  How about in Bulgarian?
Marcy:  Kotka.
Cynthia:  Arabic?
Marcy:  Kitte.
Cynthia:  Vietnamese?
Marcy:  Meo.
Cynthia:  Eskimo?
Marcy:  Pussi.
Cynthia:  Egyptian?
Marcy:  M’iw. Kut.
Cynthia:  Japanese?
Marcy:  Neko.
Cynthia:  Oh and my favorite. Hawaiian?
Marcy:  Popoki.
Cynthia:  Popoki. I want to say it over and over. Popoki. I know! Let’s get another cat and name him Popoki!
Marcy:  Yeah if you want me to popoki out your eyeball.
Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.
Marcy and Cynthia:  Cheers to the cats and cat lovers all over the world! 
                               Happy World Cat Day!
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*More ways to say “cat” in other languages.


From CatStuff:
Albanian   macë
Arabic     kitte
Armenian   katu
Basque   catua
Bulgarian   kotka
Cantonese Maow
Catalan   gat
Cherokee (Tsalagi)   eesa
Chinese   miu or mau  
Cree   bushi
Czech   kocka
Dutch   kat or poes
Egyptian    Hieroglyphics for the word "cat" miw
English cat
Eskimo   pussi
Esperanto   kato
Estonian   kass or kiisu
Ethiopian domadh
Farsi   gorbe
Filipino   cat or pusa
Finnish   kissa
French   chat
Fula (New Guinea)   gnari
Gaelic   pishyakan / Piscín, cait
German   katti, katze or ket
Greek    gata, gati
Gujarati (India)   biladi
Gypsy   muca
Hawaiian   popoki
Hebrew   cha’tool
Hindi   billi
Hungarian   cica/macska
Icelandic   kottur
Indian biladi gujarati
Indonesian kuching, kutjing
Irish cat
Italian   gatto
Japanese   neko
Kannada (Indian)   bekku
Kmer   chma
Latin   cattus or felis
Lithuanian   katinas
Malayalam (Indian) poocha
Malay/Indonesian   kucing
Maltese qattus
Mayan   miss, miz
Netherlands   kat (male); poes (female)
New Guinea   gnari fula
Norwegian   katt
Pakistani shimii
Plains Cree Indians minoos
Polish   kot or gatto
Portuguese   gato
Pusa   cat
Romanian   pisica
Romansch giat
Russian   koshka (female); kot (male)
Sanskrit marjara
Serbo-Croatian macka
Slovak   mačka; muca
Spanish   gato
Swahili   paka
Swedish   katt
Swiss-German büsi, chatz
Tamil poonai
Tatalog (Philipino) pusa
Thai/Vietnamese   meo
Turkish kedi
Ukrainian   kitska (female); kit (male)
Vietnamese   mèo
Welsh   cath
Yiddish   kats
Zulu   Ikati
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  • Reply GnomeLover August 9, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Popoki would be the most amazing name for a cat! I love it! Sorry Marcy, Cynthia has to do it. Although Friskies would be a good name too. Happy World Cat Day! I have enjoyed seeing all of the funny kitty pictures on Pinterest today.

    Marcy, you look stunning in your closeup, by the way.


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 9, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Someday I will have a cat named Popoki. Someday…

      thank you, jenni. if cindy gets another cat i'm moving in with you.

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy August 9, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I love Popoki for a cat name. I must say that Marcy looks very pretty in this picture and I love her eye color!
    Happy World Cat Day,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Isn't Popoki the cutest name ever?! Freddy took that picture of Marcy. She never poses for me. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

  • Reply Anonymous August 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Marcy, that is a GREAT photo. You could be a supermodel. And I didn't know you were a polyglot. This is a side of you we've never seen.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      thank you. i expect to be on the cover of vogue next month. also i am very intelligent and speak several more languages. some you have never even heard of.

  • Reply Merrie K. August 10, 2014 at 3:33 am

    What a great picture of Marcy! She looks so chic! 🙂 Popoki is really cute…i also like the vietnmaese one…meo 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 10, 2014 at 5:56 am

      Thank you, Merrie! I really love that word. It just rolls off the tongue. So cute. Meo is adorable too! Honestly, I can't take credit for the photo of Marcy. Freddy took it.

      Oh! By the way, August 13th is Black Cat Appreciation Day. Let Minnie know she has her very own day!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      Aaaack! Got the date wrong! Black Cat Appreciation Day is on the 17th. Where is my brain i'd like to know!

  • Reply Gwen August 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Happy belate World Cat Day! I see you got the Norwegian word for cat in there (which is the same in Swedish and Danish, so really that's three for one), well done, haha! Poopki is an amazing cat name, perhaps if you adopt two kittens at the same time you could also employ the Romanian name, Pisica…? I mean, just to drag it all completely into the gutter? 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 12, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Ha! I put the Norwegian one in just for you!

      don't encourage her, gwen.

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