Friday, November 18, 2005

Pig talks, doesn't say too much (yeah, I know people like that, too)


Just when you think it's an ordinary day, events take place that shake the very foundations of your beliefs. For example, I didn't think pigs could talk. I was apparently wrong.

Here is a pig that talks, in a sassy French accent, even!

The pig, named Mouse, says “hello,” and it really sounds like hello! She can’t say anything else, but come on, she’s a pig. I mean seriously, how much do you people want? Jeez.

From the story:
Pig expert Dr Kate Breuer said Mouse’s “talking” may be due to an odd-shaped voicebox. She said: “I’ve never heard of anything like it. People say pigs are intelligent enough to do some things. But I’ve no idea how she’d generate this.”
Here’s the real question, then. What the hell does one do to become a “pig expert”?

Does it pay well? I would hope not, if all you have to do when you’re a “pig expert” is walk around making noncommittal comments like that one. Seriously, where are the real "pig experts" when you need them?

Link to story
Link to audio of Mouse saying “hello”

3 comments:

Abishag said...

Is this a hermaphodite pig?

The pig, named Mouse, says “hello,” and it really sounds like hello! She can’t say anything else, but come on, he’s a pig. I mean seriously, how much do you people want? Jeez.

Abishag said...

I had to take a moment to turn off woxy.com (plays the best tunes!!), but the pig audio was well worth it.

alpharat said...

Gender error noted and corrected. I wrote the first time as "he", because I thought it was a pretty masculine voice, but I later changed what I thought were all gender references when rereading the story revealed that mouse is a girl.