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Trivia Question--swing a cat

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andrea

Guest
#1
How did the term "there's not enough room to swing a cat" originate? I'll post the answer tomorrow evening.

andrea
 
L

Lisa

Guest
#2
Does it have something to do with not enough room to swing a whip (a cat'o'nine tails?)
 
S

Seawall

Guest
#3
Small space, not enough room to swing a cat's tail in a tent.
Just my Google guess. lol
 
P

Priscilla

Guest
#4
The cat in this case is the cat-o'-nine-tails -- a particularly painful type of whip used to administer punishment (usually
referred to as "a taste of the cat") aboard ships. Such punishment was always meted out on deck; below, there was not
enough room to swing a cat-o'-nine-tails.