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Post by Eric A Schwar » Sun, 31 Mar 1991 17:28:04


>From Websters Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary:

>person n [ME, fr. OF persone, fr L. persona actor's mask, character in a
>play, person, prob. fr. Etruscan phersu mask] (13c) 1:  HUMAN, INDIVIDUAL

>So, yes Russell, I think that by definition, person cannot apply to dogs.
>Say what you will about ownership, but dog-person is mutually exclusive!

They do qualify as INDIVIDUALS.  In fact, almost all animals do.  People
are nothing but one animal, and while I will probably not change anyone's
opinion on this, humans are nothing special.