Date: Tue, 17 Jan 1995 22:05:27 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: Animals and Energy Natalie writes: >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 >is Chaika? 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. Larry