Welcome to Blazing Tails of Grief and Fortune!
Welcome to Blazing Tails of Grief and Fortune! If you're just looking around, great! I hope to see you again soon. If you're a returning member or looking to register, click the according buttons above. Smile

Daisy, your head admin
Log in

I forgot my password

Latest topics
» Tribe of Silver Phantoms Camp
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:55 pm by Daisyleap

» RobinClan Camp
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:45 pm by Daisyleap

» CloudClan Camp
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:27 pm by Daisyleap

» SnowClan Camp
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:00 pm by Daisyleap

» SmokeClan Camp
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:58 pm by Braveheart

» Teller of Pointed Stones, charismatic healer of ToSP
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:56 pm by Braveheart

» FrostClan Camp
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:44 pm by Daisyleap

» [Rattail of RobinClan]
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:31 pm by Daisyleap

» [Autumnlight of FrostClan]
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:31 pm by Daisyleap

Forum Affiliates

Draxion's Gaming Den


Underground Lies


Where the Ocean Lies


If you would like to become an affiliate, private message one of our head admins or post in our guest-friendly board with a request.

Top posting users this week
Daisyleap
 
Braveheart
 


005. General Terms and Phrases

Go down

005. General Terms and Phrases

Post by Daisyleap on Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:13 pm

  
╔════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
This is an important read for the roleplay - in the world of cats, there is quite a big difference in vocabulary that may hard to keep with you if you're unfamiliar with the series or haven't read it in a while. We've compiled an easy to comprehend list of words and their meanings. If you see something is missing or needs to be updated, please message @Daisyleap.
╚════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝

CAT TERMS
A she-cat is a female cat.
A tom/tom-cat is male cat.
A queen is a she-cat who is expecting or raising kits.
A mother-cat is a she-cat who stays in the nursery to help the queens.
A kittypet is a cat who lives with and is cared for by humans.
A loner is a cat who lives alone and does not control or defend territory.
A rogue is a cat who will usually live alone and can be hostile. They often travel and show little respect for other cat's boundaries.
HUMAN TERMS
A Twoleg/Upwalker/Nofur/housefolk is a human.
A Twoleg kit is a human child.
A Twoleg nest is a human house.
A Twolegplace is a group of human houses close together, such as a town or city.
A Thunderpath is a road or another human surface where cars travel.
A monster is an automotive vehicle operated by humans, such as cars, trucks, and tractors.
A tree-eater is a bulldozer, which is also another type of monster.
A Thundersnake is a train.
A Silverpath is a railway or train track.
A cutter is a human veterinarian, named after the cutter which they use to neuter cats.
A halfbridge is a boat dock, where humans enter the lake on their boats.
A horseplace is a horse stable or ranch where horses are kept by humans.
A soft boulder is a human cushion or pillow.
A silver boulder is a human trash can.
A silverthorn is barbed wire.
Twoleg stuff can be anything left by Twolegs, but usually refers to things particularly poisonous to cats, such as chemicasl dumped in a river. Eating food or drinking water in places with Twoleg stuff can make a cat very ill and possibly kill them.
PREY TERMS
Fresh-kill is a recently killed piece of prey.
Blood-beat is the heartbeat of prey.
Crowfood is a dead piece of prey or another dead animal that has started to rot. This term is often used as an insult.
Buzzardfood is a dead piece of prey or another dead animal that has started to rot. This term is often used as an insult.
Chickfeed is a dead piece of prey mainly associated with eagles when they feed it to their chicks.
TIME TERMS
Newleaf is spring.
Greenleaf is summer.
Leaf-fall is autumn.
Leaf-bare is winter.
Moon is the time elapsed when the moon completes its cycle. This is the time between one full moon and the next. This is roughly one month.
Half-Moon is the time when the moon is half full. It is also used to measure time, by the elapsed time when the moon goes through half of its cycle. This is roughly half a month or two weeks.
Quarter-Moon is the time when the moon is a quarter full. It is also used to measure time, by the elapsed time when the moon goes through a quarter of its cycle. This is roughly a quarter of a month or one week.
Full moon is the time when the moon is full.
Claw Moon is the time when the moon is only the size of a claw mark in the sky.
Season is the length of one full season (newleaf/greenleaf/leaf-fall/leaf-bare). This is roughly a quarter of a year, about the same as a quarter-moon.
Sunrise is the time between one sunrise and another, this is a normal day.
Sunhigh is the time of day when the sun is at its highest, usually about noon.
Sunup is the time of day when the sun is up.
Sundown is the time of day when the sun is down.
Moonhigh is the time of night when the moon is at its highest, usually about midnight.
Heartbeat is the length of one heartbeat or faster, roughly a split second.
As long as it takes to eat a mouse is the length of time it takes to eat a mouse, usually several minutes.
LENGTH TERMS
Mouse-whisker is the length of an average mouse whisker, roughly around a few millimeters or centimeters. This is generally used in terms to say something was very close.
Whisker-length is the length of an average cat whisker, roughly a few centimeters. This is generally used in terms to say something was very close.
Mouse-tail is the length of an average mouse tail, roughly one inch or five centimeters.
Mouse-length is the length of an average mouse, roughly two or three inches or up to fifteen centimeters.
Mouse-span is similar to a mouse-length; the size of an average mouse, roughly two or three inches or up to fifteen centimeters.
Frog-length is the length of an average frog, roughly five inches or ten centimeters.
Tail-length is the length of an average cat's tail, roughly one foot or thirty centimeters.
Tree-length is the length of an average tree, roughly forty to fifty feet or around fifteen meters.
Kittenstep is the length of an average kit's step, roughly one inch or five centimeters.
Kit-hop is the length of an average kit's hop, roughly one a half inches or up to ten centimeters.
Rabbit-hop is the length of an average rabbit's hop, roughly one a half feet or forty five centimeters.
Pawprint is the length of an average cat's pawprint, roughly three and a half inches or up to twenty centimeters.
Pawstep is the length of an average cat's step, roughly six inches or up to thirty centimeters.
LIVING TERMS
Camp is the place where each Clan lives permanently.
Den is the place where a cat sleeps within their camp. It is the equivalent of a bedroom.
Nest is a soft place lined with moss or other things such as feathers to make it soft to sleep on. It is the equivalent of a bed.
Leader's den is the place where the Clan leader sleeps.
Medicine keeper's den is the place where the medicine keepers and their apprentices sleep. It also usually where injured or sick cats are treated.
Warrior's den is the place where all the Clan warriors sleep.
Apprentice's den is the place where all the Clan apprentices sleep.
Elder's den is the place where all the Clan elders sleep.
Nursery is the place where queens and kits stay and sleep.
Dirtplace is the place cats go to make dirt. It is the equivalent of a bathroom.
Fresh-kill pile is the place where warriors and other cats place the fresh-kill they catch.
PATROL TERMS
Hunting patrol is a group of cats who hunt fresh-kill to bring back for their Clan.
Border patrol is a group of cats who check the borders of the Clan territory, watching out for intruders or other trouble.
Water patrol is a group of cats who collect water from the nearest water source. This is usually only needed in droughts where the nearby water sources go dry.
Battle/fighting patrol is a group of cats who are sent into a battle with other cats or another enemy such as badgers.
OTHER TERMS
Gathering is the gathering of the Clans during a truce at every full moon. This gathering takes place at The Gathering Hollow in the forest.
Make dirt is the equivalent to using the bathroom.
Moons/Mooning/Moons over is a term used to say someone admires/loves another cat.
Thistlefluff is a term used to say something is nonsense.
Mouse-easy is a term used to say something is easy.
Fox-toothed is a term used to say something is sharp.
Rabbit-fast is a term used to say someone or something is fast.
Kitting is a term used for a cat giving birth.
Snowmelt is snow that has melted into a slush.
Snow-drowned is an area that is covered with snow.
Fear-scent is the scent given off when afraid, such as from prey being hunted or cats who are scared of something.
Sharing tongues is where cats groom each other's pelts with their tongues. This often done after a meal and is also a common way for cats to exchange gossip.
Silverpelt is the stars that cover the night sky, representing GalaxyClan. It is assumed to be the Milky Way.
Sun-drown-place is an ocean.
Dug-earth/dug-pile is a term used by tunnelers in RobinClan for the earth they dig and the pile they build from it.
Branch-skipping is a term used to indicate the way cats jump between branches.
Storm-tossed is a term used to say there is trouble.
PHRASES
May you find good hunting, swift running, and shelter where you sleep. An ancient farewell given to lost Clanmates.
Would've made mousemeat out of you!/I'd have shredded you into mousedust! To threaten to gravely injure someone.
Who made dirt in his fresh-kill? To say someone is moody or cranky.
You fight/hunt like a kittypet! To say someone is a bad fighter/hunter.
You're dithering like a kittypet! To say someone is hesitant, or that they are soft or cowardly.
That's a load of badger droppings! To say that something is a lie or nonsense. The equivalent to saying something is a load of rubbish.
Such a load of bat droppings! To say that something is a lie or nonsense. The equivalent to saying something is a load of rubbish.
Tabbies don't change their stripes. To say someone won't change their nature or the way they are. The equivalent to saying a leopard can't change its spots.
What in GalaxyClan's name? To question something. The equivalent to asking what in the world or what the.
Great GalaxyClan! To say something is very surprising. The equivalent to saying oh my gosh.
GalaxyClan's kits! To say something is surprising. The equivalent to saying oh my gosh.
GalaxyClan knows! To say you don't know the answer to something. The equivalent to saying who knows.
How in Silverpelt? To say something is surprising. The equivalent to asking how on earth.
Sorry catches no prey/Sorry fills no bellies. To say that saying sorry isn't enough. The equivalent of saying sorry isn't good enough.
Once a kittypet, always a kittypet! To say someone who was previously a kittypet will always be soft like a kittypet.
GalaxyClan-cursed! To say someone is bad.
Worry-worm. To say someone worries too much.
GalaxyClan forsaken! To say something or someplace is bad.
May GalaxyClan light your path! To wish someone well.
I don't give a mousetail! To say you don't care about something.
Hedgehogs will fly! To say something is a lie or nonsense. The equivalent to saying when pigs fly.
Doesn't matter a whisker!/Doesn't catch so much as a whisker! To say something does not matter or you don't care. The equivalent to saying who cares.
Crazier than a fox in a fit! To say someone is acting crazy or weird.
Bees in your brain! To say someone is acting stupid or isn't making sense. The equivalent to telling someone they are talking gibberish.
As much use as a dead fox! To say someone or something is useless.
Sly as a Twoleg's dog! To say someone is untrustworthy or sneaky.
Born with a burr in his fur! To say someone is irritable, moody, or cranky.
Oh my whiskers! To say something is surprising. The equivalent to saying oh my gosh.
Straighter than crow-flight! To say something is straight.

--------------------

Daisystar ] [ Pinewhisker ] [ Hawktalon ] [ Minkpaw ] [ Stoneteller ]

Sometimes bad things happen for no reason, or for reasons we can't begin to understand.
avatar
Daisyleap
Administrator
Administrator

Posts : 630
Join date : 2015-03-15
Age : 18
Location : the world of famine

http://thelightningpath.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum