Monday, October 03, 2011

The Cat's Pyjamas

Here's today's word/phrase of the day...'The Cat's Pyjamas'. A quick check in Wikitionary says that it was " a slang phrase coined by Thomas A. Dorgan. The phrase became popular in the U.S. in the 1920s,[1] along with the bee's knees, the cat's whiskers (possibly from the use of these in radio crystal sets). In the 1920s the word cat was used as a term to describe the unconventional flappers from the jazz era. This was combined with the word pyjamas (a relatively new fashion in the 1920s) to form a phrase used to describe something that is the best at what it does, thus making it highly sought and desirable.[2]

A report in the New York Times[3] of a publicity stunt by an unknown woman in 1922, in which she paraded along 5th Avenue clad in yellow silk pajamas and accompanied by four cats similarly dressed, may indicate the phrase was already current by that date, as the "cat's meow" certainly was.[4]

Good to know and I certainly took the phrase literally here's my take on Cat's Pyjamas.

The phrase brought back fond memories of a certain little Tom Kitten, who had overgrown his best suit while forced to get ready for proper company by his mother. Just look at his expression! BP has certainly nailed his look to a tee. Goes to show how far love and passion goes when one adds it into one's work. Priceless!

And thought this was a sweet soundtrack and music video to share.
Cheers folks!

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