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Do people under 70 refer to an actual cat as a "pussy" in normal conversation nowadays?

@enkiv2 I'm listening to my kid talk to her grandparents and am a bit weirded out by FiL saying "Pussy" over and over, because that's what he insists on calling the cats, and Pusheen. He keeps correcting my kid trying to identify Pusheen emojis with "you mean a pussy!".

@Johannab i wonder if we'll get to a point where everyone figures it's just some made up thing no one ever actually said in spontaneous natural language like how "murder" is supposedly an archaic term for a flock of crows

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