“Dogs vs cats: The great pet showdown”

New Scientist has a fun foray into the battle of the ages.


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2 responses to ““Dogs vs cats: The great pet showdown”

  1. Rico the border collie’s paltry 200-word vocabulary pales in comparison to Deima’s mastery of Middle German, and Phoba’s proficiency in Catalá, Basque, and Icelandic.

  2. I bet it does.

    Please tell Phoba I would like her to recite “Hrafnkels Saga” for me please.

    In truth, the 200 word thing has already been supplanted by studies of dogs with vocabs up into the 1500+ range, which makes much more sense given how many words I have to avoid around Gilgamesh. Including some in Greek.

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