Thar She Blows!... Why the use of she and her for inanimate objects, like boats,cars, and airplanes. I am familiar the use of the feminine when referring to cars, boats, airplanes, as well as unpredictable behavior. Storms were considered unpredictable, unstoppable, damaging, and feminine. Read why on my blog, here: http://elainechaika.com/2014/09/thar-she-blows.html
Wild Justice... Philosophers have pretty much judged that nonhuman animals can not act morally. On what do they base this judgment? The fact that only humans are capable of moral behavior. Well, if you define morality as something only humans have, then of course, you can say only humans are moral. That, of course, is circular reasoning. Read more at my blog post: http://elainechaika.com/2014/10/wild-justice.html
The Language Lady... As a scholar in Linguistics, I have plenty to tell you about what your language says about you and what language can do to you. Everything humans do is through language: think, cajole, love, hate, be humble, be accurate. Read more, here, at my blog: http://elainechaika.com/2014/04/language-lady.html
I Shutter as I Reed! I guess drivel can be dribbled, but not as easily as water can. Then, his favorite is “toe-headed children,” a gruesome picture, as opposed to tow-headed, adorable blondes. Read more at my blog, here: http://elainechaika.com/2014/02/i-shutter-as-i-reed.html
What do you think about language? As a scholar in Linguistics, I have plenty to tell you about what your language says about you and what language can do to you. Everything humans do is through language: think, cajole, love, hate, be humble, be accurate. Let's talk about it on my blog. Here is the link: www.ElaineChaika.com - Click on "Blogs" and then on "Dogs & Wolves"
The Bible and Dogs... It is widely believed that the Old Testament treats dogs as despicable creatures. It is even assumed that the ancient Israelites did not keep dogs as pets. The Patriarchs, starting with Abraham, were shepherds. If there’s one thing we know about dogs and sheep, it is that only dogs can herd sheep–or goats. Read more, here: http://elainechaika.com/2014/11/the-bible-and-dogs.html
Unless you’re a recluse, it is rare to go a day without seeing any dogs. This is true all over the world. Wherever there are people, there are dogs, and wherever there are dogs, there are people. http://elainechaika.com/2015/03/dogs-are-everywhere.html