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posted by janrinok on Monday January 10 2022, @02:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the woof-woof-bark-miaow dept.

Dogs know when you're speaking a different language -- and talking nonsense:

Dogs know when you're speaking a different language -- and talking nonsense. The idea of being able to speak to creatures in their own distinct language was a thrilling prospect. And then there were veterinarians like Dr. James Herriot and his treasury of tales that showed he truly understood the nature of animals.

Now, while working from home and spending more time with our pets, perhaps we've reached a form of understanding that crosses the linguistic barrier.

[...] But even more fascinating is the idea that we're not entirely different -- that we share things in common, some of which used to be considered strictly human qualities. By recognizing our own traits in animals, we can understand them better.

[There is a video embedded in the story. Here is a similar YouTube video I found on the web.--martyb]


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10 2022, @04:12AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10 2022, @04:12AM (#1211405)

    At least Aristarchus was real. NPC's and their mythos, little buggers.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10 2022, @05:26AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10 2022, @05:26AM (#1211429)

    aristarchus is less real than scientology is real

    • (Score: 0, Troll) by aristarchus on Monday January 10 2022, @06:11AM (1 child)

      by aristarchus (2645) on Monday January 10 2022, @06:11AM (#1211433) Journal

      Woof! Woof! Runaway, you are wrong, and your dogs know it. Listen to the power of the dog, Runaway! You can hear them calling, like in the Call of the Wild. And the Call of Liberal Freedom and Autonomy through education and science!

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11 2022, @02:08AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11 2022, @02:08AM (#1211678)

        Paranoia is destroying ya. Ask an admin if the IP hash matches mine. Derp-a-derp. Oh yeah, I've created another 1024 socks. It takes time, creating more than ~10/day might alert the admins.

    • (Score: 5, Touché) by maxwell demon on Monday January 10 2022, @06:37AM (1 child)

      by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Monday January 10 2022, @06:37AM (#1211440) Journal

      Scientology is real. On the other hand, the stuff Scientology teaches is utter nonsense.

      --
      The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
      • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Monday January 10 2022, @06:54PM

        by JoeMerchant (3937) on Monday January 10 2022, @06:54PM (#1211577)

        Was going to say: the nonsense speakers simply lacked dog-fooling confidence. Dogs vs Scientology acolytes would be an interesting test.

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        Україна досі не є частиною Росії. https://www.newsweek.com/russian-state-tv-ukraine-war-dirty-bomb-putin-1754428
  • (Score: 1) by NPC-131072 on Monday January 10 2022, @07:44PM

    by NPC-131072 (7144) on Monday January 10 2022, @07:44PM (#1211583) Journal

    Hello fren,

    Your cynicism ironic as Diogenes was Ionic.