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Re: vulgarisms

From:Sam Bryant <sam_bryant@...>
Date:Thursday, November 12, 1998, 4:02
> >John Cowan wrote: > >> The general pattern in English is that *domestic* animals are > >> insulting: "dog", "cow", "bitch", "horse"; but not "wolf", "lion", > >> "tiger"; still less "rhinoceros", "stegosaurus". > > > >What about "sloth"? That's not a domestic animal.
The vice came before the south american furry thing. ever green sam