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Old 11-30-2018, 06:59 AM
 
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is there a difference between priison and jail ? i am asking for a friend.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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is there a difference between priison and jail ? i am asking for a friend.


Yes, jail is for short term sentences or where you wait for trail. Prison is longer sentences (generally 1 year plus) and after you are convicted and sentenced.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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buffalo vs. bison ?
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Buffalo

Bison

https://www.britannica.com/story/wha...on-and-buffalo

Bottom line: they're two different types of bovines. Bison are found in Europe and North American. Buffalo are found in Africa and Asia.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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Well...the American bison has been called "the buffalo" since the first settlers went West here. It may not be scientifically correct but it's a name that's stuck.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Well...the American bison has been called "the buffalo" since the first settlers went West here. It may not be scientifically correct but it's a name that's stuck.
Sure, just like the North American and European robins. They are two entirely different types of birds (the North American Robin is a thrush, the European Robin is an old-world flycatcher) who share little in common except for a red breast. Common names often work like that.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Well...the American bison has been called "the buffalo" since the first settlers went West here. It may not be scientifically correct but it's a name that's stuck.
If you visit Yellowstone, the rangers will use the term bison exclusively. The ranger we talked to made it clear that was the name to use. Of course people called them buffalo anyway. Might as well use the correct term though.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:34 PM
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By either name, they are magnificent animals.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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If you visit Yellowstone, the rangers will use the term bison exclusively. The ranger we talked to made it clear that was the name to use. Of course people called them buffalo anyway. Might as well use the correct term though.

Does this mean Buffalo, NY must change its name to Bison, NY?


Is a lift in England something different here just because we call it an elevator? Language is dynamic. It's the thought that counts. A rose by any other name still smells.


In a scientific paper, use the proper binomial nomenclature for clarity--maybe....Our bison is Bison bison while our cow is Bos taurus-- not only named as different species, but even in different genera-- yet they can interbreed and produce viable, fertile offspring-- suggesting they are in fact the same species by the usual definition....So, what's in a name?
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:25 PM
 
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Ocean vs. Sea??
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