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    paw or hand for monkeys?

    Do you say monkeys'(chimpanzees') paw or hand? It's tricky as they are primates similar to humans.

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    Re: paw or hand for monkeys?

    Hand is the correct name. It seems that chimps have hands with opposable thumbs, much as humans do. Animals with paws lack this feature.

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    Re: paw or hand for monkeys?

    Hand, finger, nails, thumb.

    Human beings are monkeys, you know.

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    Re: paw or hand for monkeys?

    Chimpanzees are apes, not monkeys.

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    Re: paw or hand for monkeys?

    I was talking about human beings.

    More seriously, are apes monkeys? Certainly not in strict scientific taxonomy, but in common usage beyond any doubt. Q.v. King Kong.

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    Re: paw or hand for monkeys?

    I hope we don't have to rename the classic WW Jacobs horror story The Monkey's Paw anytime soon.

    Rover

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