September 5th, 2007
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.
|Date:||September 5th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)|| |
I can't help but think of the Unseen University Librarian when reading this. :D
|Date:||September 5th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)|| |
First thing that popped into my mind as I read your post
"Not my damn planet monkey boy!"
|Date:||September 6th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)|| |
Hey, wait a minute.
When did you switch from cultural anthropology to physical anthropology? I *thought* your master's was in the former, anyway.
Masters not masters, certainly not master's. Read as is, something that belongs to a child. Yeesh.
|Date:||September 6th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)|| |
My MA is in cultural anthro; my BA is biology/anthropology aka physical anthropology.
Bah, monkeys aren't even a clade.
I've always wanted a tail. The next time we do this evolution thing, lets get us a tail.
|Date:||September 7th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)|| |
"Ape-descended life forms"
"Monkey-descended life forms"
"Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"
"Laugh while you can, ape boy!"
Humans are not proud of their ancestors and never invite them round to dinner.