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