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In English, another word for cat is 'pussy cat'. You can shorten it to 'puss', which is the sound at the end of the word 'octopus'. In the picture you can see a creature that is half octopus, and half pussy cat! 

What is an octopus?

An eight-legged cat!


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Submitted by QueenRabbitDove on Wed, 28/06/2023 - 09:48


It could be octocat!

Submitted by BlueKidGuitar on Wed, 07/09/2022 - 20:07


I love cats and dogs :-) :-)

Submitted by MissPyramidAmulet on Tue, 30/11/2021 - 18:24

I don't get it???

Hi MissPyramidAmulet,

Please read MissCrystalKitten's explanation below!


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by QueenMysticJewel on Sat, 31/10/2020 - 06:20

what do you mean?

Hi QueenMysticJewel,


In English, you can sometimes call a cat a puss cat or puss for short.


The joke is imagining that an 'octopus' is an eight (octo) -legged cat (puss)!


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