New book is the cat's meow
June 12, 1997
Web posted at: 9:09 p.m. EDT (2109 GMT)
LONDON (CNN) -- To the untrained observer, cats may seem indifferent to human interaction. But now a linguist and cat-lover is out to open the lines of communication.
Alexandra Sellers has written a book called "Spoken Cat" to teach people how to speak "cat." She admits she only scratches the surface of the cat language.
But she believes her work holds the key to enough of the lingo to cover most polite conversations between pet owners and their cats in and around the home.
The book includes useful phrases such as "Would you like a
cushion," as well as keys to interpret pressing matters such as "My dinner is not in my dish."
Cat owners may even be rewarded for their efforts, by learning the phrase, "I know the winning lottery numbers."
Reuters contributed to this report.
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