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Foxy, Catty, Fishy: Are These Traits For Animals Or Humans?
Catty It seems horribly unfair to adorable cats that catty is a human descriptor meaning “devious or spiteful” (and usually in reference to female behavior). What gives? The word cat has been around since the year 700. But then, in the Middle Ages, cat became one of the many offensive terms against women and was slang for “prostitute.” The association might have been made because …
The Original Memes (Before Memes)
Memes capture the concept of “cultural transmission” of ideas. Which means they have been around as long as humans have.
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