Guess what. That's right. It's time for another Personal A to Z challenge.
If you remember, a few weeks ago I invented the word autocatphalous. That was my invention for the letter a. It was a very good invention, if I do say so myself. Today, we have another invention for I have now invented a word beginning with the letter b. B is for burgocatster.
Never heard of the word burgocatster before today? Well, that's 'cause I just invented it. But you mark my words... peeps will be usin' the word soon enough. You'll be hearin' burgocatster this and burgocatster that and... and... well... let's just say you'll be hearing a whole lot about the burgocatsters. And if we cats and our peeps use it enough, perhaps the good ol' folks at Webster might use it in their next addition. That would be something for the books, wouldn't it?
The word burgocatster is derived from the pre-existing word, burgomaster, meaning the mayor of a Dutch or Flemish town. Well... I've never been to Holland or anywhere like that and I've never met a mayor. My pal Stan ran for mayor but not in Holland. He ran for mayor in a city right here in Canada. He would have been a paw in, too, had the peeps already runnin' the city bothered to put his name on the ballot. MOUSES! Some peeps...
You know... they say that a cat look at a queen. Not sure if it works the other way around though. I suppose that if Queen Elizabeth came to Canada again and asked if we could meet, I could let her look at me. I think that would be okay. Might be a bit of an honour. Even might be an honour for me.
What I do know for sure is that if a cat can look at a queen, a cat can surely look at a mayor. And I know something else, too. In the hierarchy of titles, burgocatster trumps mayor. A burgomaster might be a mayor but a burgocatster is a step above mayor. Burgocatsters are like the mayors of mayors. Because for one thing... burgocatsters are always cats. It's only logical, for as we all know.... cats rule. It cannot be denied.
You know another thing they say? They say that cats rule and dogs drool. Hmmm... My sister Constance sometimes drools and she's a cat. I'm pretty sure she's a cat. She had better be a cat. We had some the same mama! But I digress...
Back to the burgocatsters. A burgocatster is the cat who is in charge of all the other cats in any given area. This could be a town or a city block or a farm or a... a house. Anywhere where there is more than one cat. Now, the burgocatster is in charge of all the other cats. All the cats together are in charge of all the peeps. One of these peeps could, in fact, be a mayor. That's why burgocatsters are more important than mayors. Simple as that.
Bein' in charge of a lot of cats who are in charge of a lot of peeps is a lot of work. In fact, it's a tremendous amount of work. It could give a cat grey hair. Even a cat who is not grey. Those peeps need so much supervision and whatnot. I'm sure you all know exactly what I mean.
Believe it or not, I am not the burgocatster of our house. That title falls to my Auntie Primrose. This is why she sometimes gets just a teeny tiny bit cranky. That, and the fact that the peeps are always callin' her the enforcer. She's little but pure muscle. And does she ever have a voice on her... I think she has an extra set of lungs or somethin'.
So there you have it. A new invention. A new word. B is for burgocatster. Let's see how many of us can use it in a sentence today, huh? I'm gonna go use it with the peeps right now. I'll explain to them how our local burgocatster - and that would be Auntie Primrose - wants all of us cats to get extra helpings of the Fancy Feast today. They can't deny the wishes of the burgocatster now. Can they? Hmmm...