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The San Diego Police Department's shooting of a 6-year-old pit bull named Burberry in Pacific Beach early Sunday morning has thousands of people demanding increased animal training for law enforcement in San Diego and elsewhere.

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More than 17,000 people so far have demanded "Justice For Burberry" on Facebook by liking a page with that name, and 20,000-plus people have signed a Change petition directed at San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other politicians to teach officers about animals across the country.

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"The Strange Profusion of Portmanteau Dog Names." What?

The headline stopped me in my tracks, but wait, how was it I didn't know this word portmanteau? A quick perusal of my dictionary revealed that portmanteau is the combining of two or more words (or morphemes) and their definitions into one word; a portmanteau fuses both the sounds and the meaning of its components.

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