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Old 02-20-2010, 01:00 PM   #21
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You won´t like the Spanish for black nose: nariz negra. Nor for dirty nose: nariz sucia. By the time you call those names in Spanish names, the cat has gone pissed off....
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:53 PM   #22
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You won´t like the Spanish for black nose: nariz negra. Nor for dirty nose: nariz sucia. By the time you call those names in Spanish names, the cat has gone pissed off....
LOL!

Try it in Irish: srón dubh (pronounced "shrown dhuvv"

I think you need to do some consumer research with the cat.
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Snopes on the Nova: snopes.com: Nova Don't Go

Cute story, though.
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We get lots of strays given to us out here in the country. A few years ago a dog was donated to us who had large block spots on his snout. My now 92 year old grandmother named him Smut. She said as a child they played a game by that name where the loser of whatever contest they had (she could not exactly remember) had their nose/forehead blackened with ash from the kitchen stove.
Not exactly a foreign word but a good story......
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:13 PM   #25
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Does that perhaps have another meaning also? After all, would one want to name a cat brown nose?

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Nope, but there is another term we use called "hanakuso" meaning "snot", or snot-nose, but the literal translation is worse..."nose $h*t"

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Old 02-20-2010, 09:08 PM   #26
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I can't believe you are asking this question...sooooooooooo familiar!

In 2000, we returned from a trip to Brazil to find two stray kittens in our back yard. One had a black nose, the other had a pink nose. We looked in our Portugese dictionary and found "Pretu" (Praytoo) for black, "Cosa" (Coza) for pink.

Sadly, Cosa has since passed, but Pretu is still doing great and has his antics have been posted here on the ER forum!
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Wondering how do you say "black nose" or "dirty nose" in different languages. Looking for a unique name for a kitty. Is there a site or blog or something somewhere that does this? Thanks in advance.
I kind of like French: "black nose" is nez noir, which I think would be pronounced "neh-nwahr" (more or less). Is it a boy kitty or a girl kitty? Somehow Nez-noir sounds like a girlcat to me.
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