Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chessy Cat

Chessy Cat

Definition: Refers to a slang that is being used by Ponyboy who called Two-Bit Matthews a Chessy Cat, referring to a "Cheshire Cat, a proverbial grinning cat from Cheshire, in England as described in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In The Outsiders, Ponyboy was trying to describe that Two-Bit Matthews was smiling broadly, much like that of the Cheshire Cat.

Etymology: A slang; referring to the character "Cheshire Cat" in the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Sentence: When I turned my head back , I saw Louis grinning like a Chessy cat. He was obviously very happy that he was the top in the class for his English Test.

Name: Lee Jun Wei Shawn
Class: Secondary 1-2

2 comments:

Lim Choon Chi said...
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Lim Choon Chi said...

Good job, Shawn. Very informative post:)