A neighboring community has a football team named the “Wildcats”. Wouldn’t that team name include every kind of cat ever born with the exception of the domestic cat? Wouldn’t a “wildcat” be all kinds of cats…ie lions, tigers, panthers,bobcats,I guess my question is, is there a breed of cat in nature that is simply called a “wildcat”?
And btw anyone know what the hell a wampus cat is or how it came to be?
“Look honey, there’s the little dipper, I’d show you the big dipper but my zipper is stuck.”
So apparently there is a particular species (well, two) referred to as wildcat, although the general definition also holds.
Still, I’m not sure sports mascots are the best guide for proper English usage.
He that questioneth much shall learn much, and content much; but especially if he apply his questions to the skill of the persons whom he asketh; for he shall give them occasion to please themselves in speaking, and himself shall continually gather knowledge. But let his questions not be troublesome, for that is fit for a poser; and let him be sure to leave other men their turns to speak.