[Ads-l] Neko

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 24 13:34:00 UTC 2015


> On Jul 24, 2015, at 12:18 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Neko-5F-2528computer-5Fprogram-2529&d=AwICaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=IJ_v29gVRhnDrghSWb7Nx-MdiG6XhPV74ovqs5pNFOU&s=ypk5L8zGiWxVUjIeIMgrLrAu_Vq_PcR6NLccXHx5vFM&e= , 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.

There was also a very cute Macintosh screen saver, back in the days (early-mid 90s?) of flying toasters and fish in screen-sized aquariums, that featured cats chasing--was it birds?--across the screen.  It was called "neko", and it's where I learned the word.

LH
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> The disambiguation page for neko (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Neko&d=AwICaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=IJ_v29gVRhnDrghSWb7Nx-MdiG6XhPV74ovqs5pNFOU&s=e17cZdC-FcQFRGGAmA2SN6f0eO3xioVPrVW18v2xyqw&e= ) has other uses.
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> Here is a page titled "How to Look Like a Cat (Neko)":
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.wikihow.com_Look-2DLike-2Da-2DCat-2D-2528Neko-2529&d=AwICaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=IJ_v29gVRhnDrghSWb7Nx-MdiG6XhPV74ovqs5pNFOU&s=c7H7Pjah62XgosdG89VJ9LEk8ijbqDGMnoukNcn5TxU&e= 
> Here is a website for an upcoming "cat cafe" to be named "Neko":
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.nekoseattle.com_&d=AwICaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=IJ_v29gVRhnDrghSWb7Nx-MdiG6XhPV74ovqs5pNFOU&s=6Ebf3FjHryJ33MHrSSEGvhAhz7qqmvunztgDT6CNxh4&e= 
> "i have a neko and wolf pic"
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__nekobois.deviantart.com_&d=AwICaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=IJ_v29gVRhnDrghSWb7Nx-MdiG6XhPV74ovqs5pNFOU&s=dZrfMluRVvpPPWrKDZtPh5kZZCOceSWWv_DtAppsWhU&e= 
> 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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