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Post time 2005-2-18 18:00:12 |Display all floors
talking about "connotations of words for animals in different cultural contexts",what's the first thing coming up in your mind?

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She is a social butterfly.中文也是花蝴蝶的意思
You chicken胆小鬼
Fair for the goose is fair for the gander?对你公平的事不一定对我公平

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Post time 2005-2-18 21:22:07 |Display all floors

gooseflesh

鸡皮疙瘩,英文里却是叫做gooseflesh

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Post time 2005-2-21 07:11:16 |Display all floors

Who let the dogs out?

Animal names have many connotations.  For example:

dog:  a contemptible person, a man who chases women, a tired foot, to bother endlessly, a sausage, a close companion, a pylon used to hold rails or the end of a railing, the brightest star in the night sky, any species of canis

cat:  a stealthy, sly person, a woman who chases men, to walk with light footsteps, a person who always recovers well from any bad situation, a scaffolding, a small bulldozer made by Caterpillar company, any species of feline

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