Yes, all 1,022 toys will be on the test

Soon, Gilgamesh’s problematically massive vocabulary will be fully and officially vindicated.

Sit. Stay. Parse. Good Girl!

By NICHOLAS WADE ~ Published: January 17, 2011

Chaser, a border collie who lives in Spartanburg, S.C., has the largest vocabulary of any known dog. She knows 1,022 nouns, a record that displays unexpected depths of the canine mind and may help explain how children acquire language.

I knew I was in trouble when – after he learned to spell double-u-A-ell-kay and I had to say something else – he promptly picked up the meaning of “perambulation.”

I’m not kidding.

Read the whole article at the NYT.


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