So I'm in the middle of editing a novel manuscript for a friend when a couple of questions come to mind:
1. Cows are females, bulls are males, and collectively they are known as cattle, but what do you call an individual animal without being gender specific? It seems like no other animal presents this odd quandary.
2. Why does "outspoken" mean "free or unreserved in speech, frank in stating one's opinions"? It sounds like it should mean the opposite, that other people "outspeak" you.