Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2006
    • Posts: 1,332
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Red face The cat and the dog

    Here is a story between a cat and a dog. The cat was asked by the dog whether she stole the dog bones.

    May I know the meanings of those underlined as follow:
    1. The cat said, "Why would I want dog bones? The very thought of it makes my fur stand on end."
    2. "Yikes!" said the cat.
    Thanks.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,448
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: The cat and the dog

    A cat when frightened/surprised can make itself seem larger by making its fur stand on end - this cat is saying the thought of a dog's bones has this effect on him/her

    "Yikes" - merely an interjection of surprise - no known meaning, though it is suggested to have come from the hunting cry "yoicks"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •