Follow

Sometimes "cat" means:

* A gender-nonspecific way to refer to a person and low-key imply that they're cool, e.g. "they are a hip cat"
* A literal feline, e.g. "I have a pet cat"
* A furry, e.g. "this is my cat fursona"

And on the fediverse, it's kind of a roll of the dice which one they mean

· Web · 6 · 5 · 7

@bgcarlisle sometimes it's a Linux thing! You can never tell!

@bgcarlisle Sometimes it's more than one option, too ∑;ɜ

@bgcarlisle

* a member of the working class who leans into the subculture of their form of labor beyond what is necessary for success; someone who clearly should doing whatever work it is they do.

(This is kinda a more specific version of #1, but where one might be a "barista cat" or "brewer cat" rather than "hip cat")

@bgcarlisle
* short for Catherine or Katherine oeh "Hypocorism" is a fancy smancy way of calling it.
* /usr/bin/cat

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.