Meow the 15th – Newsca(s)ts

Crockett the Sofa Cat - BBC News

Apart from the ubiquitous Grumpy Cat, who hit her terrible twos according to news portals (Associated Press), rescued cats made the headlines. Once again a cat was sitting on a pole for hours (Echo), and another cat was stuck in a charity shop sofa for five days (BBC News).

Why these stories made the news is easily explained: famous person (Grumpy Cat), unexpectedness (cat on pole, cat in sofa), cultural proximity (cats are pets), and composition (good news stories).

The categories for these cat stories are famous internet cats and cats to be rescued.

Image: Crocket the Sofa Cat (BBC)


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Edith Podhovnik (April 6, 2014). Meow the 15th – Newsca(s)ts. Meow Factor. Retrieved July 19, 2024 from https://doi.org/10.58079/rdpn


Edith Podhovnik

a linguist researching language #purrieties and #meowlogism-s •alumna of SwanseaUni • loves cats • writes about cats

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  1. adlibitam says:

    Interesting, so the “Ende gut, alles gut” aspect plays a key role here. Did not know that.

    • I did not know it either. I found it out through researching (reading) the cat stories. And these “Ende gut, alles gut” stories are international. I found them everywhere (Germany, Austria, UK, USA, and Russia)

  2. adlibitam says:

    Interesting, so the “Ende gut, alles gut” aspect plays a key role here. Did not know that.

    • I did not know it either. I found it out through researching (reading) the cat stories. And these “Ende gut, alles gut” stories are international. I found them everywhere (Germany, Austria, UK, USA, and Russia)

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