Compliment or kick in the rear?

As further  proof that Americans and Canadians are two people separated by a common language, I offer this, in the season of Christmas.

Jenny, a Canadian, and I, a ‘Merican, were having a conversation in which she proffered that (above) alleged compliment.

So I will put it to you.
I’m not sure I regard any reference to myself and the rectal area of an animal as being high praise, but I could be wrong.

Is Jenny trying to pull a fast one at Christmas via channeling an angry Tom Jones from the 1960s. “That cat’s an ass.”?

Or is this really a compliment?
I’m not sure I’m buying it either way but let’s see what you had to say on the matter.

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48 thoughts on “Compliment or kick in the rear?

                    1. It is pretty tame. But so close to Christmas I worry that Jesus might be watching – he could tell Santa about my naughtiness and I will be left with nothing but a lump of coal and a satsuma in my stocking!

  1. Bwahahaha!
    I can’t believe you blogged this. Too funny.
    The cat’s ass is a huuuuuge compliment, by the way. And as we have no other voters, obviously I am right.

  2. I think it’s a legit compliment! In the UK we say ‘the cat’s pajamas’, which is a bit nicer than ‘ass’. Either way – you are very worthy of this high accolade, I assure you.

    1. I have heard of the cats pajamas. I think I saw it when they first started changing movies from black-and-white to color, or no wait maybe it was when they first added sound to them. So how far back are we going for these references?

      I trust you though Lucy. You won’t steer me wrong, I’m sure.

  3. I think we have had a few conversations worthy of copy/pasting into a blog. I seem to remember a couple during the time I was going through Poggi that nearly killed me.

  4. Never heard this one – but then I’m English. Over here we say: the cat’s whiskers or the dog’s bollo**s! So I suppose it could be right!

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