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“Finding your miron”: what does this expression mean?

2022-08-09T04:20:23.757Z

This word is still used in the Dauphiné region, in the south of Ain, as well as in the Rhône. Kitty, kitty! You recognized the cat by this name. While a large majority of the words that refer to the favorite domestic animal of humans except ailurophobes (ailurophobia is a specific type of phobia, an irrational fear of cats) are derived from the Latin cattus which gave the French chat, in the Dauphiné region, in the south of Ain, as well as in the Rhône department, calling a cat miron is a



Kitty, kitty!

You recognized the cat by this name.

While a large majority of the words that refer to the favorite domestic animal of humans except ailurophobes (ailurophobia is a specific type of phobia, an irrational fear of cats) are derived from the Latin

cattus

which gave the French chat, in the Dauphiné region, in the south of Ain, as well as in the Rhône department, calling a cat miron is a habit that, surprisingly, continues into the 21st century.

It is thanks to Clair Tisseur (1827-1895), a native of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, in the Rhône department, better known under the pseudonym of Nizier du Puitspelu, and his

Littré de la Grand'Côte

published in 1894 , that the rich speech of Lyons has been saved.

Le Miron

was once the name of a satirical newspaper whose ephemeral existence has left few traces... Its slogan:

"Sometimes it purrs, sometimes it scratches."

Excerpt from

The most beautiful expressions of our regions

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Source: lefigaro

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