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    #1

    "purrfect"?

    Feeling more comfortable,the cat then jumps back up onto the seat and perches on the edge of it.
    With her bottom positioned over the toilet bowl, the sound of the cat using the facility to take a leak can be heard on the video, which was uploaded to Newsflare.com
    The cat looks straight in front of itself, just like anyone else on the loo, as she spends a penny.
    The footage is reminiscent of how Robert de Niro’s pampered cat Jinxy used an actual toilet instead of a litter box in the hilarious film Meet the Parents.
    The one minute 48 second footage is sure to raise a few eyebrows at the cat's purrfect ability to use the toilet like a human.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...room-leak.html
    Is this "purrfect" a form of word play/a play on words for a normal word "perfect"?

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    #2

    Re: "purrfect"?

    Yes, it is supposed to be a combination of "purr" and "perfect."

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    #3

    Re: "purrfect"?

    And in case you didn't know, a "purr" is the sound a contented cat makes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: "purrfect"?

    You are not supposed to use the word in an exam.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: "purrfect"?

    Why not, Ted?

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    #6

    Re: "purrfect"?

    Because "purrfect" is not a recognized word in the dictionary.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: "purrfect"?

    In a certain context, it would be fine. "Johnny is always putting puns in his writing. Last week, he referred to his cat as "purrfect"?

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    #8

    Re: "purrfect"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Johnny is always putting puns in his writing. Last week, he referred to his cat as "purrfect"?
    That would be acceptable in an examination, Johnny thinks his cat is purrfect would not.

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    #9

    Re: "purrfect"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    cat's purrfect ability to use the toilet like a human.
    Does it imply that the cat was happy while using the toilet?

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    #10

    Re: "purrfect"?

    Not necessarily.

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