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what is a jellicle cat!?!?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by PeterK, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. PeterK

    PeterK Well-Known Member

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    alright this just isn't funny anymore. what on earth does jellicle mean? or supposed to mean or refer to??? all these damn Cats websites keep giving me the run around about it!

    what a cruel and unusual word!
     
  2. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Well-Known Member

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    The 'Jellicle Cats' were the cat tribe in CATS! the musical. It doesn't have any other meaning (kinda like Schpidoinkle day or frumious bandersnatch).
     
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    can't help myself
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    Great. Now I'm going to have that song in my head ALL day! [​IMG]
    The sky is blue and all the leaves are green.
    The sun's as warm as a baked potato...
     
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    ....resist........r..r..resiiiist................. ..I THINK I KNOW PRECISELY WHAT I MEAN, WHEN I SAY IT'S A SCHPIDOINKLE DAAAAAAAY!!!!!
     
  7. hostile17

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    I always figured "jellicle" was supposed to bring to mind the word angelical.
     
  8. Joseph DeMartino

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    Peter:
    You would have done better to simply do a Google search or visit Wikipedia than bother searching on cat sites. If you had, you would have found your answer (including the actual origin and meaning of "jellicle") in a couple of mouse clicks:
     
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    But then we wouldn't have seen the anaconda cat! [​IMG]
     
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    Or the lost Mapquest cat. That one is too funny Scott! [​IMG]
     
  11. Jesse Skeen

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    The word is used in Logan's Run too- the old guy quotes parts of the poem.
     
  12. Greg_S_H

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    Ahh, damn. I was going to mention that. I was just watching Logan's Run a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    'Cause Jellicle's can and Jellicle's do!
     
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    I missed that and had to scroll back to see it. CLASSIC!
     
  15. Timothy Baker

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    This may or may not be true, but this is a quote from one of Eliot's publishing partner, saying where the word "jellicle" and "pollicle" came from. According to Dr Faber, a retired physicist who is now 74 and lives in Cambridge, Eliot was "a very generous godfather and the subject of great envy by my siblings".
    "He was quite a chameleon in many ways; he would be grave or funny as he so desired and could write anything - adopt any mood." Pollicle Dogs was a corruption of "poor little dogs", just as Jellicle Cats are "dear little cats".
    An unpublished poem of Eliot's "Pollicle Dogs and Jellicle Cats" was part of the inspiration for Lloyd Webber's Prologue in the musical Cats. For my source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1382102/Now-Lloyd-Webber-puts-Eliots-dogs-to-music.html
     
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    Internet, thy name is long tail!
     
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    there is never enough cat threads on the internet! :D

    Jay
     

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