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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Blightwolf » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:43 am

Google Search Experiment

Wolf cub - 1 830 000 hits
Wolf pup - 446 000 hits
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Snowstar » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:44 pm

Blightwolf wrote:Google Search Experiment

Wolf cub - 1 830 000 hits
Wolf pup - 446 000 hits
Well, a majority doesn't neccessarily mean anything. Folks thought the world was flat, after all. A study was once conducted in the U.K. with teenagers, and about half the participants thought Sherlock Holmes was real :P .
Hopefully, we can try and spread the more correct verion 'pup' by correcting those who use it and using it ourselves. People have to stop believing everything they read in literature- now it's even rubbed off on NG!
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Jayness » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:50 pm

I would have to say pup, since the term 'cub' relates to me more as a bear.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by -skop- » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:53 pm

Aspine wrote:I would have to say pup, since the term 'cub' relates to me more as a bear.

I agree the word cub only reminds me of a bear cub
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Jayness » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:57 pm

I think the term 'wolf pup' should stay the same, it would make things a lot worse if the term was 'wolf cub' because then the whole canine family, or Canidae would have to be changed to 'collie pups', 'dalmatian pups', etc.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by DarkWolfGirl54 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:19 pm

I prefer the term 'pup'. 'Cub' to me sounds more like a lion or a bear.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by -Glacier- » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:41 pm

I've always said "pup", for reasons that other users have stated- mainly because "cub" is a term used for feline and bear young, and just sounds sort of odd when used for canines. And I agree with Pawnee, "wolf cub" does seem to be an older term, I see it used more in older books.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Blightwolf » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:30 pm

Aspine wrote:I think the term 'wolf pup' should stay the same, it would make things a lot worse if the term was 'wolf cub' because then the whole canine family, or Canidae would have to be changed to 'collie pups', 'dalmatian pups', etc.
No one's debating whether the term should be changed or not, we are discussing which term is more popularly used, and how people themselves define the words "pup" and "cub".
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by -SilverDolphin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:24 am

I always say pups. Cubs belong to bears.

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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Blightwolf » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:08 am

-SilverDolphin wrote:I always say pups. Cubs belong to bears.
And to a whole bunch of other notable animals, such as felids and hyenas. And isn't seal offspring also called "cub"?

The term just doesn't fit canids very well. Too bad that so many people use it misleadingly often.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by -SilverDolphin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:12 am

Blightwolf wrote:
-SilverDolphin wrote:I always say pups. Cubs belong to bears.
And to a whole bunch of other notable animals, such as felids and hyenas. And isn't seal offspring also called "cub"?

The term just doesn't fit canids very well. Too bad that so many people use it misleadingly often.
We shouldn't rely on our society's opinion about these words. We all know that wolves have pups and should bring it to people.

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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Blightwolf » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:24 am

Many people have pointed out that "cub" is a far more older zoological term than "pup", which might be one of the reasons why some people are still stuck on using it, despite it being quite misguiding and inappropriate for canid animals.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Crocotto » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:47 am

Blightwolf wrote:
-SilverDolphin wrote:I always say pups. Cubs belong to bears.
And to a whole bunch of other notable animals, such as felids and hyenas. And isn't seal offspring also called "cub"?

The term just doesn't fit canids very well. Too bad that so many people use it misleadingly often.
Quite true, and a baby seal is also called a pup
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Blightwolf » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:01 am

Crocotto wrote:
Blightwolf wrote:
-SilverDolphin wrote:I always say pups. Cubs belong to bears.
And to a whole bunch of other notable animals, such as felids and hyenas. And isn't seal offspring also called "cub"?

The term just doesn't fit canids very well. Too bad that so many people use it misleadingly often.
Quite true, and a baby seal is also called a pup
Don't you mean "cub", Croc? Seems like we're all getting confounded by these terms. XD
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by AceWolf2010 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:27 am

I definitely agree with 'pup'. That is what Wolf quest uses because when you have pups and you name them, what it says in the boxes is puppy 1, puppy 2 etc. and I think 'cub' should be used for big cats, bears etc. and 'pup' should be used for the canine family.
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