To continue with the German genders: a tree is male, its buds are female, its leaves are neuter
; horses are sexless, dogs are male, cats are female--tomcats included, of course; a person's mouth, neck, bosom, elbows, fingers, nails, feet, and body are of the male sex, and his head is male or neuter
according to the word selected to signify it, and NOT according to the sex of the individual who wears it--for in Germany all the women either male heads or sexless ones; a person's nose, lips, shoulders, breast, hands, and toes are of the female sex; and his hair, ears, eyes, chin, legs, knees, heart, and conscience haven't any sex at all.
After pointing to almost every object, one after the other, even to the buttons on our coats, and saying their favourite word in as many intonations as possible, they would then use it in a neuter
sense, and vacantly repeat "yammerschooner.
Lyn Berridge, coordinator at Cats Protection, said: 'There is no limit on the number of neuters
per household and both the RSPCA and we at Cats Protection are hoping that by the end of 2005 we will have achieved a total of 1,000 neuters