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Screwed like a house cat (revisited)

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 09, 2010 at 09:39

In January 2009 someone asked where the phrase "screwed like a house cat" came from. All of the repsonses concerned actual house cats (Felis catus). Now, "cathouse" is a slang term for a brothel, so I got to thinking that if it's a cathouse, the employees could be called "house cats" and their professional duty is getting screwed quickly and often.

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