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post #1 of 8
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I'm in the midst of reading Mark Twain's autobiography which is actually really amusing! I borrowed it from my sister thinking it would be a "brain book" but it is soooo funny. Thought I would post some of his more interesting cat names for a chuckle.

-Stray Kit
-Sour Mash(whom he seems especially fond of as he was going to take kitty to the mountains with him should a cholera outbreak happen)

He seemed to have really loved these animals despite the less than cheerful name choices.
post #2 of 8
interesting.....how long is the book? I always thought it wouldn't be that funny?!?!
post #3 of 8
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It's approximately 250 pages. Maybe I should clarify what I think is funny here. I tend to really enjoy dry sarcastic humor. I'd quote part of the book, but it would either be too long or I wouldn't do it justice by my poor editing skills.
post #4 of 8
awww come on, just a little quotation!! PLEAAAAZZZZEEE!!!
post #5 of 8
Mark Twain was such a great writer.....I love his sense of humor!
post #6 of 8
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Two short ones, one a "snorter" and one I laughed out loud at...you guess which is which lol.

-The proverb says that Provdience protects children and idiots. This is really true. I know it because I have tested it.

-A discussion with his mother:
"I suppose that during all that time you were uneasy about me?"(Twain)
"Yes, the whole time."
"Afraid I wouldn't live?"
After a reflective pause-ostensibly to think out the facts-
"No-afraid you would."

I could have REALLY gotten along with this man.
post #7 of 8
I've got a "Wit and Wisecracks" book on Twain quotes. Here's a few:

It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.

Classic: A book which people praise and don't read.

Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

When whole races and peoples conspire to propogate gigantic mute lies in the interest of tyrannies and shams, why should we care anything about the trifling lies told by individuals?

The principle difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Against a diseased imagination, demonstration goes for nothing.

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
post #8 of 8
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Those are wonderful! I'm going to have to find that book.
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