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On Wed, 11 Nov 1998 21:02:53 -0500 John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>
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                                      [log in to unmask]


God forbid that "stegosaurus" should ever become an insult! :)

-Stephen (Steg)

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