I have no idea whether that's a real word, but it's supposed to mean 'cat hater' ... we've all seen those lists of famous people who were left-handed, or gay, or this or that ... here's a new one, from a question-and-answer column in the News Democrat:

Among the world's most famous cat haters were Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon and Hitler. This gives you a good idea of what kinds of people hate cats. Mohammed, Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, Sir Winston Churchill, and Albert Schweitzer are among the most famous cat lovers.

Can anyone figure out how Al and Julie got on this list?


Adrian Murdoch (quickly) notes:

I am pretty sure that Genghis Khan was not a cat hater - he was however a vehement dog hater (FW Cleaves, trans, The Secret History of the Mongols,
Harvard, 1992).