Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. jaleel2007's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Mar 2013
    • Posts: 101
    #1

    Of a kill with you

    Hi there
    Please help with the meaning of the "cold entrails of a kill with you"

    The context is:
    "Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are god. (Cats may sometimes share the cold entrails of a kill with you, but this is just what a god might do if he was in a good mood.)"

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Great Britain
      • Current Location:
      • Great Britain

    • Join Date: Sep 2014
    • Posts: 173
    #2

    Re: Of a kill with you

    Not A Teacher

    The phrase of "cold entrails of a kill with you" refers to the habit of a pet cat to bring home dead animals such as mice and birds and leave them where you might find them. The writer is comparing this to the sacrifices left in some religions for their God or Gods.

    Entrails is a synonm for guts, intestines and other internal organs, "a kill" refers to the dead animal and "with you" means that the cat is willing to share the creature it has killed with you its owner.

    Just out out of curiosity is this a quote from the late Sir Terry Prachetts book "The Unadulerated Cat?"

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #3

    Re: Of a kill with you

    The family of one of my ex-girlfriends started feeding a feral pregnant cat. This continued after the birth of the kittens. After that, several decapitated rats appeared on their back stoop. Many cats believe in paying debts.

  3. jaleel2007's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Mar 2013
    • Posts: 101
    #4

    Re: Of a kill with you

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrfatso View Post
    Not A Teacher


    Just out out of curiosity is this a quote from the late Sir Terry Prachetts book "The Unadulerated Cat?"
    Thank you, you help a lot.
    No, the quote is "the Portable Atheist"

Similar Threads

  1. have someone to kill...
    By Offroad in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2011, 16:55
  2. [General] Kill our way out of...
    By ParkyHun in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2010, 07:18
  3. [Vocabulary] To kill away
    By Artifex in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Jan-2010, 01:02
  4. to say 'kill'
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 13-Jan-2007, 06:12
  5. If looks can kill
    By bmo in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-Aug-2004, 18:16

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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