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Re: vulgarisms

From:B.Philip.Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Friday, November 13, 1998, 21:03
At 22:09 -0500 on 11.11.1998, Steg Belsky wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Nov 1998 21:02:53 -0500 John Cowan <cowan@...> > writes: > > >The general pattern in English is that *domestic* animals are > >insulting: "dog", "cow", "bitch", "horse"; but not "wolf", "lion", > >"tiger"; still less "rhinoceros", "stegosaurus". > > >John Cowan > > > God forbid that "stegosaurus" should ever become an insult! :) > > -Stephen (Steg)
Somehow it seems more plausible that "T Rex" would. BTW: ever thought of getting yourself a pet lizard and start claiming that there are live stegosauri? ;) /BP [Please forgive my all my late replies! On October 30 my computer got the notion that there was no sc thing as a "Hard drive" inside it... ;-(] B.Philip. Jonsson <bpj@...> Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant (Tacitus) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------