Re: Dog as masculine (the watchdog debate)

Kathleen A. Gillogly (Kagillogly@AOL.COM)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 11:54:43 -0500

In a message dated 96-02-08 04:11:42 EST, Tom Fischer writes:

>and the use of "cat" as a general identifier and for female Felis
>individuals, contrasting with "tom" or "tomcat" for the male Felis.

O.K., Tom, 'I wanna know': what is the cat equivalent of 'human'? If dog is
a male canine; bitch is a female canine; hound is generic. Man, woman,

I don't want to insult my cats by referring to them as exclusively one

Kate Gillogly
Dept. of Anthropology
Univ. of Michigan