Researchers trained killer whale to speak English words


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/01/researchers-trained-killer-wha.html


#2

Then there’s hope for me.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIwAkx0PioM


#4

That orca might be from NYC; I heard a few Bronx cheers in there.


#5

“Come in, the water is lovely.”
muffled sniggering


#6

Don’t listen to this at work, you will have trouble stiffing your laughs…


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Dory: Maybe louder. Rah! Rah!
Marlin: Don’t do that!
Dory: Too much orca. Did it sound a little orca-ish to you?


#8

Disguising its language attempts as farts is key to completely assimilating into human society. I’m not fooled.


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Me: “Wow, that was really impressive! … Oh, that was the human.”


#10

Same…


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When they’ve learned to speak our language we may not be happy what they have to say about us


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Maybe the orcas can teach the humans how to live in a tiny cell separated from the rest of all human company, and see what kind of words they come up with.


#13

Entirely obligatory Far Side cartoons


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At least teach them some useful phrases like, “The ball is bad” and “Pa is not”


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Yeah…That still needs a bit of polishing though, no?


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