The other evening while having dinner my husband looked at me and said "Hey! I have an idea for your blog! Why don't you research how many words contain the prefix "cat"? To other people that would be a strange suggestion but you see my husband and I were originally brought together through our love of words both written and verbal so I decided to delve deeper into his suggestion.
When I first researched this topic I found there were THOUSANDS of words that had the prefix of "cat" and many of them I had never heard of, so I decided to narrow it down to a list of more common words.
"Category" - a genre of movies that we would traditionally refer to as "screamers" or "thrillers"....in the cat world they contain blood and guts, hence the "gory".
"Catalogue" - a cat diary. It may contain some rather "catty" comments.
"Cattle" -cats telling on each other, "Nyyyyaaaah, Nyyyyaaaah Fluffy, I'm gonna "cattle" on you!"
"Caterpillar or Caterpillars"-the tall elongated pieces that hold up a structure usually called a "Cat House".
"Cat House"-a structure where a cat resides, usually adorned with above mentioned "Caterpillars"
"Catwalk" -"Hey Fluffy!!!! The Vet said for better health we should be taking a minimum of a 30 minute catwalk a day!"
"Cataract"-A cat that can really act whether it be on TV or in the movies!
"Catgut" -"Ya know Simba really must go on a diet, his "catgut" is hanging down to the floor"
"Catsup" -cats don't say "Whaaazzzzz up?" they say "Catsssssssup?"
"Catteries" -what cats put in their battery operated toy mice
"Catmint"-prevents fishmouth, keeps their breath "minty fresh!"
"Catkin"-a family of cats. "Smokey our annual "catkin" reunion is July 5th, hope you can take a "catwalk" over and visit!"
"Catacomb"-styling tool for cats.
"Catatonic"-the euphoric state a cat experiences when he has an overdose of "catnip"...."I think we need to stage an intervention for Whiskers, he got a ticket for carrying open "catnip" and was in a "catatonic state."
Now...when you hear cats speaking to each other you will have this handy reference to decode what they are saying.......don't blame me for the "catastrophic, catch-all" definitions, blame my husband for leading my mind down this "Catwalk!"