[Lexicog] "googly" and metaphors of deception

Wayne Leman wayne_leman at SIL.ORG
Sun May 23 02:28:10 UTC 2004

coyote: Cheyenne

> In different cultures deception and cunning behavior are associated with
> certain animals. The animal metaphor is often applied to a human
> trickster.
> rabbit: Africa and America
> fox: German, Dutch, French
> jackal: Arabic
> (o)possum: US
> spider: Africa
> squirrel: Africa
> Fritz Goerling

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