It’s normal to say "kitty cat", "puppy dog" or "bunny rabbit", but completely weird to say "calf cow", "duckling duck", or "kid goat", amirite?

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True, that people don't say those last three things much...so hearing them would sound a bit odd. lolwut smilie

Piper2s avatar Piper2 Yeah You Are +2Reply

First off, while a puppy is a young dog, "kitty" and "bunny" are not terms for young animals, they are simply nicknames for the animals, regardless of their age. Also, the first three contain words ending in -y, whereas the others don't. And cats, dogs, and rabbits are common pets; the others are not. "kitty cat", et al. are terms of affection. We don't seem to speak affectionately of animals we don't often keep as pets.

So that may be why.


I just talk how I wanna talk and ignore the haters wary smilie

Lil_Princesss avatar Lil_Princess Yeah You Are -1Reply

Lamb sheep

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