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Cat's Ass

Posted by J. Brant Arseneau on August 19, 2003

I have currently heard the use of "The Cat's Ass" on American television. I was very surprised since I thought I originated the phrase. I was doing my Ph.D. research in Scotland (late 1980's) when I was introduced to the phrase "the dog's bullocks". I though it was somewhat amusing to reinvent the phrase in an attempt to make a boring Canadian seem more exotic. I came out with the phrase "The Cat's Ass". I have done some research on Network theory and Small world theory and know it would be very quick to propagate a new phrase throughout social circles.Any thoughts.