How is right? can you say?
February 27, 2007 10:15am CST
how is it right to say about anymals - it or he,she,they?
22 Dec 08
According to the rules of English grammar and animal is referred to as it. I don't call animals it, unless I'm making a silly joke about the animal being neutered. All my fur kids are neutered. I use he or she for all animals. I know it's grammatically incorrect, but I see animals as individuals, male and female. There are also grammatical rules in Hebrew for referring to animals different from humans. I use the human terms for age and everything else. I know it's wrong. I don't care. A lot of animal lovers knowingly use improper grammar referring to animals. Probably some other languages also have a set of rules for animals things.
22 Dec 08
For pets with proper names that I know of, I usually refer to them by their gender - he/she, him/her. If its a nameless, I just refer to it as that - "it". By the way, I like the animated photo that you uploaded in your profile of the little mouse brushing its teeth. Very cute. Happy mylotting!