Where does the saying, "Has the cat got your tounge?" come from?
#83931. Asked by gooner89. (Jul 29 07 8:10 AM)
HAS THE CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE? Why don't you speak? Your silence is suspicious. The saying originated in the mid-nineteenth century and was used when addressing a child who refused to answer a parent's questions after some mischief. Often shortened to `cat got your tongue?'." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).
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Jul 29 07, 8:47 AM
There are few more theories about origins of that saying.
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