Wu Ting
How would you interpret this phrase “cats joke around”? Listen, I sure was hung up to see what you wrote about our country. Sorry you feel that way, I guess I never really knew you so well. Cats joke around, but I for one still believe in the Patria and I’m just sorry you can’t say the same. I guess coming from another country, you have your reasons. How would you interpret this phrase “cats joke around”? I guess the narrator means there are people who keep joking that they don’t like their county, right? Thanks. And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Jun 30, 2015 12:39 PM
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"Cats" was a slang term for "people". It was most commonly used in the beatnik generation as "cool cats", meaning people that were "hip" or "with it". I think I've heard the term used most often to describe musicians.
July 9, 2015
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Wu Ting
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