Brand managers pounce on #NationalCatDay Twitter trend

Many organizations tweeted feline images, jokes, facts and more in effort to celebrate the ‘holiday’ and meow for consumers’ attention. In many cases, it worked.

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The internet loves cats.

On Monday, #NationalCat Day trended as many digital marketing and social media teams flexed their muscles to grab attention and engagement.

Merriam-Webster tweeted a link to a brief history of the word “tabby”:

Before the word ‘tabby’ referred to cats with striped or mottled coats, it referred to a kind of silk taffeta with an irregular wavy finish. #NationalCatDay

— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) October 29, 2018

In its post, it wrote:

As the Internet has taught us, however, cats have a way of inserting themselves into all aspects of our lives.

It also tweeted the etymology of “grimalkin”

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