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Ailurophilia

Main Entry: ai·lu·ro·phil-ia
Pronunciation: I-'lur-o-'fi-lE-&
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek ailouros cat
: cat fancying : the love of cats

Some strange things have been happening on the internet. A website called I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? displays funny pictures of cats with weird captions written in poor grammar and misspellings. Intentionally. The result? They're very, very funny! Here are a few to titillate your ailurophilia, should you have such a thing or need the motivation.









This one above reminds me of the mummy cats we saw in the Egyptian exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum.

I laughed about those poor mummy cats for days. Not sure if this means I'm an ailurophile or an antiailurist* (a hater of cats?) for being so amused at the preservation of a little kitty. Just so you dog lovers (canophiles) out there don't think you're getting away with anything, mummified dogs have also been found.


*Rocco's contribution. I'm not sure about it...

4 comments:

  1. rocco1:02 PM

    They even have their own wikipedia entry:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcats

    Misailurist, maybe?

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  2. rocco1:04 PM

    Hmmn. It no link the link.

    Trying again:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcats

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  3. Moar cheez plzz! :-) Love it.

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  4. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Meg - I feel a rift developing between us spurred by these images.
    Miranda

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