Thursday, February 11, 2010

Animal adjectives

That I found this on a site called "PubQuizHelp" seems appropriate enough. You probably know that "simian" refers to all things monkey-related--hence the adjective's popularity during the Bush administration--and you may have heard that "ursine" is the word for all things bear ... but did you know that calling someone "lapine" likens them to a rabbit?

Very useful stuff.

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