4/19/2009

CAT-TIONARY: "IT'S THE CAT'S PAJAMAS"

"it's the cat's pajamas".
do cats wear pajamas?
nope!
it's an expression meaning
something is of outstanding quality.
this expression evolved,
due to a distorsion:
in the late 1700s, early 1800s,
there was an english tailor,
E.B. KATZ,
who made the finest silk pajamas
for royalty & other wealthy patrons.
with time,
the expression went from
"katz's" to "cat's".
funny, no?!?


2 comments:

linoue said...

What a cool story. the taylor, Mr. Katz! Makes sense, thx for info!

IGRAINE said...

thanx 'ma linoue!! i'm glad to promote cat culture.
:)~