[LMB] OT: California drop bear - an invasive species?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Aug 13 15:27:29 BST 2019



> On Aug 13, 2019, at 8:19 AM, Parish, James <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
> 
> Insects and arachnids fall under "animals".
> 
> Me:
> 
> Under the technical, biological definition, yes. But under that 
> definition, so do birds. I conclude that Marc was using the colloquial, 
> rather than the technical, definition. (And yes, tomatoes are fruit 
> under the botanical definition, but under the culinary - and the legal - 
> definition, they are not fruit, but vegetables.)

What is the colloquial definition of animals?   I assumed it was all animals except for humans.   I did think it was odd that the post mentioned animals and birds separately though.


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