Japanese Cats Say "Nyan"

By Leo Gura - December 31, 2017

Sometimes people get the idea that certain symbols like a cat’s “Meow”, aren’t arbitrary because they mirror “the real thing”. Well, think again! In Japan, cats don’t say “Meow”, they say “Nyan”! Which just goes to show how much we take cultural conventions for granted.

And if you still aren’t convinced, ask yourself what the hell kind of dog says, “Bow Wow”?!

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