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Why is a dog called a dog ?

who knows!!!?lol I don't

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Because cat was already taken

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Thanks . That's a good answer ?
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Lol I need to learn to be less serious with things...
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Yeah I was gonna go for something like that but you nailed it, dude!
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Yep
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Michael292

it was probably never recorded why it was called a dog, it was soooo long ago when they gave its name

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Look it up in a dictionary, that's what it tells you.

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The same reason your parents gave you a name & it is unique, people have chosen names for animals over centuries ago & still live on today & it's basically like a first come first serve kinda thing, who ever names the object or person, the name usually stays as it's original when first stated :)

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The answer you seek, is the cross between an elephant and rhino.
"Eleph-I know"

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I am sure there was a man named dog that discovered the species

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Lol my names dog . (Not)
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i dont get it..
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There WAS a guy named pasta who invented pasta and named it after himself
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So we can refer to it using language.
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I hope you're not asking about the origin of the word.

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WHy's a person called a person?

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The English word "dog" comes from Middle English dogge, from Old English docga, a "powerful dog breed". The term may possibly derive from Proto-Germanic *dukk?n, represented in Old English finger-docce ("finger-muscle"). The word also shows the familiar petname diminutive -ga also seen in frogga "frog", picga "pig", stagga "stag", wicga "beetle, worm", among others. Due to the archaic structure of the word, the term dog may ultimately derive from the earliest layer of Proto-Indo-European vocabulary, reflecting the role of the dog as the earliest domesticated animal.

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annagu14

dogs are furry little animals lol thats why

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Because the animal is opposite in every sense of its being to god.

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Because............... It just sounds good, I guess...... Lol ;{D

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Because people are so lazy they only ever wanted to call the beasts a 3 letter word, instead of something cool like dogzilla, or dogatron.

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OK.....so ya know how dogs are "man's best friend".....well, if you reverse the word dog, you get god....and god is supposed to be everyone's best friend.....but calling a furry creature god was a little offensive to some people....so we flipped god into dog and BAM!!! And that's why they're called dog......8)

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Well that's very good logic, nice one Nafta :)
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Hey NAFTA!
How are you?
Was wondering if you had spoken to parkerladydane?
I've not seen her and wondering how she's been.. It's her off week I think isn't it?
If you could pass on how's she doing I would appreciate! Thanks:)
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Thanks Starr 8)
Blades, I haven't talked with her recently....we only converse through FB and I'm a HORRIBLE Facebooker, I barely ever check the stupid thing....but now I'll have to go check and send her a loving message from us....8)
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Thanks brother !
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Blades, I posted a comment to our beloved Candybar.....she hasn't responded back yet, but apparently from other comments left there by her, she seems to be doing good, and apparently she has been somehow "booted" from Ask.....??? When I know more, then you'll know more.....8)
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Booted from ask?!
Thanks Nafta
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I think, what she's trying to say by "booted" is that almost all her answers and comments kept getting deleted so she got sick of it and left.......I'm pretty sure that's how it went down.....
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What he ^ said

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Well I'm quite impressed... Starr* :)
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Haha! Yes well .. Let me straighten my two that I don't have on... There.. Thank you ;)
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Tie that is.. So much for being impressive :(
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Oh blades, I am still quite very impressed, haha have a great rest of the night unless we meet in the comments again tonight :)
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You too :)
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Did eny one tall you that dog can see ghost dogs and cats they can see ghost

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They need to be called something ! Let's change their name. We'll call them Ahh ?
Heck ! Dog works for me!

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Well God intended all good in his creations, and because dog is mans best friend, dog is God backwards

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The word "dog" was named by a dyslexic seeker of God...

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kidding.

The Bible says all the animals were given their names by Adam, the first man.
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