[Ads-l] Neko

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Jul 24 04:18:46 UTC 2015

This word appears to have entered the English language, though it isn't 
on Wiktionary, Wikipedia or the Oxford Dictionary site as an English word.

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neko_%28computer_program%29, 
the computer program Neko was written no later than 1989 by Kenji Gotoh. 
I recall using a "Neko" application on Windows in the mid-1990s where a 
cat did things on the screen.

The disambiguation page for neko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neko) 
has other uses.

Here is a page titled "How to Look Like a Cat (Neko)":

Here is a website for an upcoming "cat cafe" to be named "Neko":

"i have a neko and wolf pic"

There are also about 4K raw Googits for "neko fetish," many or all of 
which real hits may be for cosplay.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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