Joy (cithra) wrote,
Joy
cithra

Pet peeve that I'm just going to have to learn to cope with: calling humans "monkeys".

We are not monkeys - look at your ass, do you see a tail? No, we are apes. Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, us. Apes.

Granted, to most folks it's probably too fine of a distinction to matter, and if I wasn't a physical anthropologist I probably wouldn't care. I certainly agree with the sentiment that I'm guessing is meant to be conveyed - we're primates, we do stupid primate things. "Apes" apparently doesn't have the resonance "monkeys" does, though, so monkeys it is.

Or monkey's, if it's a really bad day.
Subscribe

  • blowing off dust

    More than once I have bought a "lifetime" membership in something, only to find the term weaseled into that-was-then-this-is-now. So this is a test…

  • the old dog learns a new trick

    My brother got an Xbox One as a premium for 15yrs at his job, and so I am slowly learning the arcane ways of the controller as an input device. I'm…

  • Not Interested

    Seriously, how rude and self-involved do you have to be to be so utterly convinced that you are right and I am wrong about something as to come and…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 9 comments