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Question #81759 posted on 03/28/2015 9:56 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What's the origin of the word "copycat"? What, do cats really copy?



Dear E'lir,

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded use of the word "copycat" was in 1896 in the book The Country of Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett, which said, "In these days, the young folk is all copy-cats, 'fraid to death they won't be all just alike."

Calling someone a "cat" has been an insult since the pre-modern era. Judging by the etymological history of the insult "cat," a copycat isn't one who copies, but a jerk prone to imitation.

The Soulful Ginger  


How are you Merry-go-Lamb!!

What you say? It cannot copy if it is a CATS! It is unique.

It know what it doing. It does not main screen turn on because everyone is doing. It can only. It can set you up the bomb.

Do not insulting as a cat. Complimenting as a CATS. It is all futile.

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