Cat Got Your Tongue

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Title

Cat Got Your Tongue

Subject

LibArt 2022

Description

The expression, "cat's got your tongue," does not have a known origin, but one potential source for the phrase is a cautionary tale about witchcraft. In these stories, witches were known to steal people's voices by cutting out their tongues and feeding them to their familiar – in this case, a black cat, a creature often associated with bad luck and misfortune. This is an illustrated interpretation of this potential origin.

Creator

Meg Overbaugh

Date

2022

Rights

Held by creator

Format

Micro pens and digital

Collection

Citation

Meg Overbaugh, “Cat Got Your Tongue,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed December 5, 2023, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8712.