Date: Tue, 17 Jan 1995 22:05:27 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Animals and Energy
I just came across something that struck me as strange in Chaika's
_Language: The Social Mirror_ : "... the word _energy_ in English
refers to a human being's physical or mental energy or electrical or
fossil fuel power, but it doesn't refer to animals. That is, it seems
odd for me to say, 'My new puppy has a lot of energy.'" (page 14)
I find nothing at all odd about "My new puppy has a lot of energy."
It strikes me as a perfectly normal statement. Am I the odd one, or
Chaika probably ought to be more careful about which pet store he buys his
puppies from. Maybe it just needs to be wormed. Or dewormed.