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Cats Can Now Take Their Own Selfies With New App Snapcat
news.com.au ^ | June 14, 2013

Posted on 06/16/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway

GOOD news. Your cat can now take its own selfies with a new, specially-designed phone app.

Snapcat has a black screen with a moving red dot, and all the kitty has to do is tap the dot with its paw, and the app takes a good, old-fashioned selfie.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kittyping
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1 posted on 06/16/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


2 posted on 06/16/2013 4:19:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I first encountered the ghastly neologism “selfie” only a few days ago. It should die as quickly as it emerged. Unnngh.


3 posted on 06/16/2013 4:24:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping.


4 posted on 06/16/2013 4:28:15 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Tax-chick

Well, Yahoo paid $1.1 billion for it.


5 posted on 06/16/2013 4:28:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

For the word, or for cats to photograph themselves?


6 posted on 06/16/2013 4:32:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Tax-chick

>>I first encountered the ghastly neologism “selfie” only a few days ago.<<

This is my first such encounter. I pray it is my last.

But I pray for the English language and communication in general daily.

I guess I am doing a “prayie...?”


7 posted on 06/16/2013 4:33:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: freedumb2003

Maybe a “prae.”


8 posted on 06/16/2013 4:34:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Tax-chick

I equally dislike “brekkie” (breakfast) and “ressie” (reservation).


9 posted on 06/16/2013 4:35:16 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Tax-chick
It should die as quickly as it emerged.

You're prolly right. (My most hated non-word).

10 posted on 06/16/2013 4:36:44 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: workerbee; freedumb2003

I’ve seen the first, but not the latter. Unnngh. “Vacay” is another loser.


11 posted on 06/16/2013 4:36:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: nickcarraway

what the hell is a selfie?


12 posted on 06/16/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: workerbee

“I equally dislike “brekkie” (breakfast) and “ressie” (reservation).”

Is that something you just made up?


13 posted on 06/16/2013 4:40:21 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Tax-chick

No for Tumblr, a site that is a huge collection of selfies.


14 posted on 06/16/2013 4:40:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, I see. In a muddled sort of way. I think I’d seen “Tumblr” somewhere, but had no idea what it was.


15 posted on 06/16/2013 4:43:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: dalereed

No, not made up. I have friends in the UK and Australia who regularly use brekkie. Ressie is something I often see on vacation-oriented websites from UK contributors.


16 posted on 06/16/2013 4:46:42 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: dalereed

It like looking in a mirror. You take a picture or pictures of yourself with a digital camera and then look at it while it’s still in the camera’s memory.


17 posted on 06/16/2013 4:48:41 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Fresh Wind

The one that makes me want to tear out my hair is “cray-cray” (or, as we know it, crazy). I can barely make myself type it.


18 posted on 06/16/2013 4:49:54 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Tax-chick

Well, this is from an Australian paper.

After all, in Australia English usage is even more informal than here in the States: Her Majesty’s subjects in those parts are “Aussies”, those about 1000 miles to the east are “Kiwis”, we’re all “Yanks” (sorry, to inform those of you from the Old Confederacy), Brits are “Pommies” (or “PB’s” — I leave you to guess what unflattering word B stands for), the bloke who picks up your trash is a “garbo”, and the supermarket founded by a kinsman of the old American five-and-dime-store magnate is invariably called “Woolie’s”.

I doubt we can stamp it out, but perhaps we can manage to confine “selfie” to the land of Woolie’s and garbos.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 4:51:02 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: dalereed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selfie


20 posted on 06/16/2013 4:51:25 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: workerbee

The British never did learn the english language!!!


21 posted on 06/16/2013 4:51:57 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: CatherineofAragon

It’s not a god damn word and no way would i ever go the thart wickie site!!!


22 posted on 06/16/2013 4:53:17 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: nickcarraway
"Cats Can Now Take Their Own Selfies..."

Some other animals beat them to it.

23 posted on 06/16/2013 4:54:41 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: nickcarraway; Focault's Pendulum; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ..

24 posted on 06/16/2013 4:56:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: The_Reader_David; Tax-chick
the bloke who picks up your trash is a “garbo”

Garbo? In England I heard them called dustmen. Maybe that's estuary English?

25 posted on 06/16/2013 4:58:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oh it’s only for android platforms.

My kitty will have to wait for it to come out to Apple platform,

May not be a good idea. More mischief for her to get into.


26 posted on 06/16/2013 5:03:00 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: nickcarraway

blech. tried it, it’s no good. Cat just sniffs at it, then you can only share the images.
Now, if it was a little bug crawling around, the cats might be interested. But they only like the red dot when it’s traveling over spaces (we have a laser pointer mouse) or the wall, etc.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 5:03:06 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: nickcarraway

Amazing how many adult Americans act like they are only five years old...’selfie’..? Are you sh*tting me?


28 posted on 06/16/2013 5:03:50 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Gefn
Oh it’s only for android platforms.

There's another platform?

29 posted on 06/16/2013 5:06:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: The_Reader_David

To be fair, I did see the term on the UK “Daily Mail” website. Maybe I’ll never encounter it in my real life!


30 posted on 06/16/2013 5:07:16 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Oh, yuck.


31 posted on 06/16/2013 5:07:40 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: who knows what evil?

Oh come on. What does your bestie have to say about all this?


32 posted on 06/16/2013 5:10:06 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

One irritating Australian woman I know insists on using the word ‘cossie’ - for bathing costume. And a sandwich is ‘sanger’
I don’t see much of her, thank goodness.


33 posted on 06/16/2013 5:15:25 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Fair Dinkum!)
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To: workerbee

I don’t have a ‘bestie’, but when I mentioned it to my wife; she thought ‘selfie’ was something I’m not going to repeat here... :-)


34 posted on 06/16/2013 5:18:29 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PLMerite

Is that a Hillie and Chelsie Selfie?

I feel a little barfie. Like I touched my epiglottie with a sporkie.


35 posted on 06/16/2013 5:21:17 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Tax-chick

That one really sets your teeth on edge, right?


36 posted on 06/16/2013 5:21:44 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: workerbee

Ditto “presi” for presentation and “prezzi” for Scumbag Obamao.


37 posted on 06/16/2013 5:23:00 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: dalereed

Fine by me. But we can do without you calling God’s name in vain, OK?

Thanks


38 posted on 06/16/2013 5:23:04 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Tax-chick

I have joined Tumblr about a month ago. Yet I still don’t know what it is or does. [shrug]


39 posted on 06/16/2013 5:23:35 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: who knows what evil?

ROFLMBO!!!!


40 posted on 06/16/2013 5:24:27 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: who knows what evil?

“Are you sh*tting me?”

Now THAT is the way ‘Merkans talk.


41 posted on 06/16/2013 5:24:32 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: nickcarraway

No, Australian — at least in Sydney and environs.


42 posted on 06/16/2013 5:25:29 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: nickcarraway
Sylvie cat is way to cool for the camera.....

:-)

43 posted on 06/16/2013 5:27:57 PM PDT by dansangel (Rest in peace, .45MAN)
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To: Gefn

By that time Apple will have launched iPhones for cats.


44 posted on 06/16/2013 5:28:20 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Damn straight...we’re a dying breed. :-(


45 posted on 06/16/2013 5:29:06 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dansangel

46 posted on 06/16/2013 5:32:53 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Hahahahahahahahaha....love it!!! :-)


47 posted on 06/16/2013 5:35:35 PM PDT by dansangel (Rest in peace, .45MAN)
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To: PLMerite

Killary with Web’s daughter before the lift.


48 posted on 06/16/2013 5:37:58 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: dansangel

Cat photo bombs are the best.


49 posted on 06/16/2013 5:39:24 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Tax-chick
Unnngh.

Agreed.

50 posted on 06/16/2013 5:41:49 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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