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Cats- 7 or 9 lives?

In my French lesson yesterday, I had to translate a line which said 'A cat had 7 lives.' In the US, cats are supposed to have 9 lives... So, why do cats in Europe have less lives? Isn't everyone supposed to be healthier here??!!
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Re: Cats- 7 or 9 lives?

I suspect it's probably down to the shortcomings of socialised medicine.
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Old 09.02.2012, 07:04
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Re: Cats- 7 or 9 lives?

Because you can legally eat them in some countries here and they get put on a plate when they die for the 7th time
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Old 09.02.2012, 08:18
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Re: Cats- 7 or 9 lives?

It must have been a typo, because cats have 9 lives in French too

Wonder where that idea came from, by the way.
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Re: Cats- 7 or 9 lives?

British cats traditionally have 9 lives, but recent government cut backs are rumoured to want reduce this to 7.

This would then bring the UK in line with the proposed Euro-norm of 7 lives per cat based on parity among members states, where life sharing will operate between EU states. There are fears that Greece is unlikely to make this new target and there are already feline protest in Athens...
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Re: Cats- 7 or 9 lives?

Maybe you just got sept and neuf mixed up.
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Re: Cats- 7 or 9 lives?

Nope, there's definitely something to this 7-lives theory:



Les chats, paraît-il, ont sept vies.
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Re: Cats- 7 or 9 lives?

your post made me think - and google In German the saying is as well that a cat has 7 lives (at least in Switzerland) but according to Google in Northern Germany people say as well 9 interesting! maybe that's due to the cold weather? the more north you go the more live a cat has? maybe in Italy a cat has less lives?
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you can legally eat them in some countries here
And we are living in such a country (you can legally eat dogs here, too)

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And we are living in such a country (you can legally eat dogs here, too)
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It is also legally to eat rabbits, lambs, horses, cows, quails, chickens, turkeys, ostriches, crocodiles, sharks, tunas, sardines, and . So whats your point?

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In my French lesson yesterday, I had to translate a line which said 'A cat had 7 lives.' In the US, cats are supposed to have 9 lives... So, why do cats in Europe have less lives? Isn't everyone supposed to be healthier here??!!
IMO, it's because they're all a bunch of commie socialists here.
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it's because they're all a bunch of commie socialists here.
Since when do you live in the Romandie?

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In my French lesson yesterday, I had to translate a line which said 'A cat had 7 lives.' In the US, cats are supposed to have 9 lives... So, why do cats in Europe have less lives? Isn't everyone supposed to be healthier here??!!
Life here is so much better they don't need as many goes at it.
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