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Why is a dog called dog?

 
Arijit Daripa
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Can anyone tell me why a dog is called dog?
Answer is coming soon.
 
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Because your all-caps display name is hurting our eyes?
 
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Because your all-caps display name is hurting our eyes?

I think you are hiding your inability to answer.
A lot of things, first time, looks odd. But then we become used to it and say, "well! it is as usual." I hope I will make you say that.
And now tell why a dog is called dog.
 
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Ask this guy:
 
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Must. Resist. Sarcasm.
 
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Because your all-caps display name is hurting our eyes?

Originally posted by ARIJIT DARIPA:
A lot of things, first time, looks odd. But then we become used to it and say, "well! it is as usual." I hope I will make you say that.

If your boss yells at the top of his lungs at you every time he wants to converse, even to talk about the weather, will you also believe that you will get use to it over time and assume it is normal?

Personally I think that if we have nearly 200,000 members here at JavaRanch who do not use all capital letters, and 1 person who does, then that 1 person does not get to define what is normal.

You might want to look at keep it down for more information on why we dislike all caps. That document also references a document written by Eric S Raymond in 2001 that also mentions that writing in all caps is considered rude.

Andrew
[ September 13, 2008: Message edited by: Andrew Monkhouse ]
 
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Originally posted by ARIJIT DARIPA:
Can anyone tell me why a dog is called dog?

Because it's not called "cat".
 
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Originally posted by ARIJIT DARIPA:
...I think you are hiding your inability to answer...

Well, that would make sense, because there's a name for people who think they can "answer" such nonsensical questions.
 
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Originally posted by Jesper Young:

Because it's not called "cat".


That's better.
It is one of the better answers.
 
Arijit Daripa
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Proper case depicts class name i.e., name indicating a group with no individual characteristics, having a lot of objects(here person) with similar behaviours. But upper case depicts a static-final-variable ( or constatnt?), with its value unchanged(here, person sticking to his/her principals). I am of the second type. It's my view darling.

Moving on to the question, that was a nonsense joke.
Answer can be given as :
Because it's not called "cat". -Jesper Young
OR
Because it's a dog.
 
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It's my view darling.


@#$!%
This is my view. How about it?
To be able to converse, we must talk using the same protocol as prescribed by the forum. If I'd want to impose my own rules, I'd rather create my own site where anybody who wants to follow is welcome. Otherwise, what's the point ?
 
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I'm sure that's quite a revelation, but I'll have to wait for my hallucinogens to take effect before I can give it appropriate consideration. Maybe then we'll have something to talk about.
 
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I've come to realize that what we call a "dog" is, in fact, a cup of coffee. And what we call a "substantial length of aluminum extrusion" is, in fact, a dog. (And I obviously don't mean a cup of coffee.) So after sketching numerous convoluted diagrams, my question is: Why can't we order a cup of coffee by asking for a substantial length of aluminum extrusion?

Answer coming soon.

(Pending definition of "answer.")
 
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ARIJIT,
WHILE YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR VIEWS, DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY ALL UPPERCASE IS JARRING?

Do you write your name in all uppercase on everything - forms, documents at work, on your dog's collar, etc?
 
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Originally posted by ARIJIT DARIPA:
Proper case depicts class name i.e., name indicating a group with no individual characteristics, having a lot of objects(here person) with similar behaviours. But upper case depicts a static-final-variable ( or constatnt?), with its value unchanged(here, person sticking to his/her principals). I am of the second type. It's my view darling.


Since this is a java forum that's acceptable, to me anyway.
Conforming to a rather popular group of non-conformists is your next challenge
 
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Originally posted by ARIJIT DARIPA:
Can anyone tell me why a dog is called dog?


I will ask my dog and will let you know.
 
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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_female_dog_called

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_male_dog_called


what made you ask a silly question with name not as per standards of the forum
[ September 18, 2008: Message edited by: Raghunandan Mamidala ]
 
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Why is a dog called dog? Well, because calling it a substantial length of aluminum extrusion would be ridiculous. Unless "substantial" is more than 3 metres long, of course. Then you could cover your house with dog siding.
 
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*Wonders if Bear had that picture on his HD or if a google search was required*
 
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Originally posted by Paul Yule:
*Wonders if Bear had that picture on his HD or if a google search was required*
Google search for "creepy dog"
 
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