Sunday, March 17, 2019

Fact of the Day: Iraqi Cat

The English name for tabby cats came from France, through a various translations of several words. All of them stem from Attabiy, a district in Baghdad, Iraq. 

7 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Attabiy would be weird to say

Christine said...

Interesting.

Joanne Noragon said...

And now we know.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fascinating! I always wondered where that word came from.

NanaDiana said...

Really- I NEVER knew where that term came from. Have a great St. Patrick's Day with Daisy!!!!

Martha said...

That is really interesting!

Fundy Blue said...

Tabby cats are my favorites, but I didn't know the origin of their name. Thanks, Adam!