Re: Usage Question: Claris the Cow-dog

Subject: Re: Usage Question: Claris the Cow-dog
From: "Matthew B. Hicks" <matt -at- UNIDATA -dot- UCAR -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 22:37:42 -0700

On Tue, 9 Jan 1996, Wolf Lahti wrote:

> The cow dog has a name? I've never heard it referred to as anything but the
> cow dog (sometimes cowdog or even dog cow).

> Claris. Hmmmmm.

It's actually "Clarus". And she's a dogcow. From an article by the person
who named her:

"Somewhere along the line I baptized the dogcow "Clarus." Of course she's
a female, as are all cows; males would be referred to as dogbulls, but none
exist because there are already bulldogs, and God doesn't like to have
naming problems."

For a complete history of the dogcow, poke around Apple's Web site and
enter the "Information Alley" archive; the articles are in Vol2 nos. 2&3.
More about the dogcow than anyone could want or deserve to know.


-Matt Hicks
matt -at- unidata -dot- ucar -dot- edu
Owner of the Dal-l Web pages:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/matt/dal-l.html


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