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S Venkatesh
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what does this mean?? :roll: Heard that it is a popular proverb
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Diabetic Lions have started eating grass nowadays.
 
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House cats eat grass when they are not well. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that lions did the same.
 
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http://www.moteaco.com/albums/story3.html

Found this link to be quite intresting
 
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I don't think it is lion. Its tiger. There's a proverb in Tamil whose translation goes like this:

No matter how hungry the tiger is, it'll not eat grass.

This is used to refer to a person who never leave his dignity even in a worse situation.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Clapham:
House cats eat grass when they are not well.


Heard from my neighbour that dogs eat grass when not feeling well too. She even showed me the kind of grass her dog eat.

So far, I haven't seen my chihuahua chewing grass. Anyway, she doesn't like vegetables. Once I mixed some vegetables with meat in her meal. She ate all the meat and left the vegetables behind. Or maybe I didn't prepare the vegetables well enough to suit her taste. :roll:
 
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Originally posted by Joyce Lee:
Heard from my neighbour that dogs eat grass when not feeling well too. She even showed me the kind of grass her dog eat.
I think dogs eat grass to help them vomit when they are not feeling well - something in the grass seems to help it along. It seems to be the dog equivalent of sticking two fingers down your throat
 
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Originally posted by bhuvan sundar:
I don't think it is lion. Its tiger. There's a proverb in Tamil whose translation goes like this:

No matter how hungry the tiger is, it'll not eat grass.

This is used to refer to a person who never leave his dignity even in a worse situation.


Tiger???
 
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Originally posted by Venkatesh Sai:
Tiger???

Yes Tiger!
The proverb goes like this
Puli pasithaalum pul thingaathu - புலி பசித்தாலும் புல் திங்காது

The reason for having tiger (puli) is because it rhymes well with grass (pul). Lion in Tamil doesn't rhyme with grass. Simple
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S Venkatesh
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Originally posted by bhuvan sundar:
I don't think it is lion. Its tiger. There's a proverb in Tamil whose translation goes like this:

No matter how hungry the tiger is, it'll not eat grass.

This is used to refer to a person who never leave his dignity even in a worse situation.


See the diet section in the link

http://www.catsurvivaltrust.org/tiger.htm

"Like domestic cats, tigers eat grass in order to improve their digestion."
Tigers do eat grass
 
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Venkatesh Sai:
Tigers do eat grass


May be. But you should understand that proverbs are not to be taken literally.
There is an English proverb which reads - "A watched kettle never boils". But I have watched them boiling!
 
S Venkatesh
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:


May be. But you should understand that proverbs are not to be taken literally.
There is an English proverb which reads - "A watched kettle never boils". But I have watched them boiling!


Yes mani you are right. But why do they do such proverbs then when u cannot take them literally? Do we just need to understand their inner meanings and not their literal meanings? is it so?
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The thing with proverbs is that you need to have some grasp of the literal meaning in order to derive the hidden meaning.
 
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Domestic cats eat grass even when they are not sick, and it's good for them. Wild cats who hunt prey usually eat the semi-digested grass found in the prey's digestive system. They need the nutrients from grass, and a little bit of grass tastes good to cats. Grass is like spices for cats. All indoor cats are given packaged meat. So, an indoor cat's diet should be supplemented with a little bit of grass/leaves now and then

Sometimes, my cats stand under the hanging houseplants waiting for leaves to drop. WHen I see them do that, I shake the plant little bit and let the weaker leaves drop down. Good for the plant, good for the cats
 
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
I think dogs eat grass to help them vomit when they are not feeling well - something in the grass seems to help it along. It seems to be the dog equivalent of sticking two fingers down your throat


I don't know if they eat grass to make them vomit or they vomit because they ate grass.

But if I spot my little darling chewing anything in a park, I'll stop her.
 
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Originally posted by bhuvan sundar:
I don't think it is lion. Its tiger. There's a proverb in Tamil whose translation goes like this:

No matter how hungry the tiger is, it'll not eat grass.

This is used to refer to a person who never leave his dignity even in a worse situation.
The English equivalent of this is "The leopard cannot change its spots". Meaning that a person cannot change his basic nature.
 
S Venkatesh
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wow great to hear that there are many eqivalents for this
 
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I always tell this to people who ask me to shift to .net platform.
 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
I always tell this to people who ask me to shift to .net platform.


Admired~ It's a good answer for such questions...Maybe i would use it too.

by the way . cats like a kind of grass named catnip coz it contains an aromatic oil to which cats are strongly attracted.

and sometimes they eat grass not coz they're sick but they wanna clean their throats .
 
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