hot mess (yourpoultry) wrote in linguaphiles,
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This post might be completley dumb but:

In any language you know, what are common names for animals? Whether it be a dog, cat, fish, etc.

Ex.: In American English, a popular name for a dog would be Pepper (I think? haha)
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