t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Tue Jan 25 08:54:59 UTC 2000
Aaron E. Drews <aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK> wrote:
>The main reason I'm fascinated by the discussion is because of another
>four-legged creature: the dog. In Britain, a "dog" is male. It's
>generic, as well, but people advertising puppies list "3 dogs and 2
>bitches". I thought in American, the term was "stud", but looking at my
>AHD, "stud" is another generic for any breeding male animal. What is the
>term for a male dog?
Oh, for heaven's sake -- I don't have to imagine the sound of one hand
clapping ever again. Of course, it clapped on my forehead -- does that
Clearly, what you're looking for is son of a bitch. That's so strongly
linked to male dogs, as opposed to female dogs, that I don't think I've
ever heard anyone called a "daughter of a bitch".
-- mike salovesh <salovesh at niu.edu>
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