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Re: vulgarisms

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, November 12, 1998, 3:27
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. -- "It has occured to me more than once that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will." - "Lord Leto II" (Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert) ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor