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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 6 09:38:17 EDT 2018


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On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 5:20 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I remember accepting both of those terms
>
> Sigh! Since rolling back language-change is a Sisyphean task, I've been
> known to choke down even lion and tiger "kittens." To borrow a Canadian
> friend's catch-phrase, "What the hell, eh?"
>
> There's a kind of fox called a "kit fox," "the smallest and rarest member
> of the dog family." Don't know how it got its name, though.
>
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 1:06 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I remember accepting both of those terms for immature wolves as OK.
> "Cubs"
> > first, then I encountered wolf "pups" and thought "Sure, why not? They're
> > close kin to dogs."
> >
> > IIRC, I've seen similar for foxes: "cubs", "pups", and maybe also "kits"
> as
> > in "kitten" or "kitty-cat" (such as her who is sleeping next to this
> laptop
> > and will probably disconnect the power cord in one twitch or another).
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 2:24 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > "Bear cubs and wolf _pups_ in danger"
> > >
> > > Anybody else remember when wolves had cubs, too, and not "pups"? As in
> > the
> > > old "WeBeLoS" of the Cub Scouts?
> > >
> > > --
> > > -Wilson
> > >
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> --
> -Wilson
> -----
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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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