21 Words That Mean Something Different When You’re A Cat

Laptop = bed.

1. “Box”

What it means to humans: A hollow cube to store things in.

What it means to cats: Something that must be climbed in and conquered.

2. “Bed”

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What it means if you’re a human: A piece of furniture especially designed to sleep on.

What it means if you’re a cat: Pretty much anything.

3. “Prey”

What it means if you’re a human: What a hunter hunts.

What it means if you’re a cat: Anything that moves. Leaves, string, spots of light, human hands. And sometimes a still thing that looks suspicious.

4. “Litter tray”

What it means to humans: A place where cats are meant to do their business.

What it means to cats: A place where you sometimes, but not always, do your business.

5. “Laptop”

What it means to humans: A portable computer.

What it means to cats: Something warm to sleep on.

6. “Newspapers”

What it means to humans: A daily record of the previous day’s events.

What it means to cats: Something humans lay on the table when they want you to sniff their faces.

7. “Toilet roll”

What it means to humans: What you wipe your bum with.

What it means to cats: Something that must be unravelled to the end.

8. “Washing”

What it means to humans: The act of cleaning something.

What it means to cats: The act of licking every part of oneself noisily, usually just as humans are trying to sleep.

9. “Mirror”

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What it means to humans: A piece of glass in which to view one’s own reflection.

What it means to cats: Where the devil cat lives.

10. “Rain”

What it means to humans: A regular type of weather in which small drops of water fall from the sky.

What it means to cats: The absolute worst.

11. “Fancy dress”

What it means to humans: Putting on different clothes than you normally would.

What it means to cats: A form of punishment inflicted by humans.

12. “Window”

What it means to humans: A glass portal that separates inside and outside.

What it means to cats: TV. Where one can watch squirrels and birds if it is raining.

13. “Woolly jumper”

What it means to humans: A warm top made of wool.

What it means to cats: An evil claw-catching thing that humans wear.

14. “Sofa”

What it means to humans: A soft bench.

What it means to cats: A scratching post.

15. “Sunlight”

What it means to humans: The light that comes from the sun.

What it means to cats: A wonderful source of heat to bask in.

16. “Table”

What it means to humans: A piece of furniture for working or eating at.

What it means to cats: Something that must be completely clear of things at all times.

17. “Sleep”

What it means to humans: A deep rest that occurs for around eight hours at night.

What it means to cats: Your main activity. At least 16 hours a day is required.

18. “Alarm clock”

What it means to humans: A machine used to wake you up at a chosen time.

What it means to cats: Poking a human in the eye two hours before they would otherwise get up. So they can feed you.

19. “Love”

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What it means to humans: Deep meaningful affection.

What it means to cats: When a human obeys your every demand.

20. “3am”

What it means to humans: A time to be asleep.

What it means to cats: A time to run from one end of the house to the other. Maybe also to meow for no apparent reason.

21. “Human”

What it means to humans: The species that you belong to.

What it means to cats: The species born to serve you.

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Flo Perry is an editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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