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I don't get it. All my life I have heard this but no one knew the reason why. lol

asked Nov 14 '10 at 07:15

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edited Nov 14 '10 at 21:53

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Good Question!!! Thumbs Up!! I'm guessing it's coming from the same place where

"There's More Than One Way To Skin A Cat!" came from. Picture psychotics counting ways ...

  • {Cat: MEOOOWWWW!!!} Somebody yells: One!
  • {Cat: MEOOOWWW!!!} Somebody yells: Two!
  • {Cat: MEOOOWW!!!} Somebody yells: Three!
  • {Cat: Meooow!!} Somebody yells: Four!
  • {Cat: Meooo!!} Somebody yells: Five!
  • {Cat: Meoo!!} Somebody yells: Six!
  • {Cat: meo.} Somebody yells: Seven!
  • {Cat: me.} Somebody yells: Eight!
  • {Cat: m.} Somebody yells: Nine!
  • Somebody yells: New Cat!

answered Nov 14 '10 at 08:36

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That picture made me laugh!

(Nov 14 '10 at 08:57) Database Database's gravatar image

because they always manage to get out of precarious situations

answered Nov 14 '10 at 07:55

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But why "9"?

(Nov 14 '10 at 08:32) Database Database's gravatar image

i dont know why 9 exactly

(Nov 14 '10 at 08:38) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

The origin of the common expression goes back to ancient Egypt. It was believed the cat-headed goddess of Egypt, had nine lives.

answered Nov 15 '10 at 04:31

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In Mexico we say they have 7 :) It's just a cultural myth and saying.

answered Nov 15 '10 at 05:44

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Well, I'm guessing the person who came up with that phrase was on crack. I guess they never saw this video.

answered Nov 15 '10 at 08:15

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i have also wanted to know why people say this too, it is because some of the near death experiences/luck escapes a cat has?

answered Nov 15 '10 at 10:25

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Maybe so, but it makes you think why they say nine lives? @paddyt007 gives a pritty good reason why. You should take alook.

(Nov 15 '10 at 17:13) Database Database's gravatar image
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