Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Singer, a more detailed description.

The cat (Felis catus), also known as the domestic cat or housecat to distinguish it from other felines and felids, is a smalldomesticated carnivorous mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and ability to hunt vermin and household pests. Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are currently the most popular pet in the world. Owing to their close association with humans, cats are now found almost everywhere on Earth.








And what where does the name come from?


The word cat derives from Old English catt, which belongs to a group of related words in European languages, including Welsh cath, Spanish gato, French chat (French pronunciation: [ʃɑ]), Basque katu, Byzantine Greek Κάτια kátia, Old Irish cat, Frisian and Dutch kat, German Katze, Armenian katu, and Old Church Slavonic kotka. The ultimate source of all these terms isLate Latin catus, cattus, catta "domestic cat", as opposed to feles "European wildcat". It is unclear whether the Greek or the Latin came first, but they were undoubtedly borrowed from an Afro-Asiatic language akin to Nubian kadís and Berber kaddîska, both meaning "wildcat". The term puss (as in pussycat) may come from Dutch poes or from Low GermanPuuskatte, dialectal Swedish kattepus, or Norwegian puspusekatt, all of which primarily denote a woman and, by extension, a female cat. This name could be related to Turkishqadi. 


But how did they befriend us?
As The New York Times wrote in 2007, "Until recently the cat was commonly believed to have been domesticated in ancient Egypt, where it was a cult animal." A study that year found that the lines of descent of all house cats probably run through as few as five self-domesticating African Wildcats (Felis silvestris lybica) circa 8000 BC, in the Near East. The earliest direct evidence of cat domestication is a kitten that was buried with its owner 9,500 years ago in Cyprus.



So that's why The Singer is so popular!

And one day when mankind will be at it's weakest...


THE SINGER SHALL RULE US ALL!







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