Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Echoing Felish

So a common habit in our house is that, when the cats speak directly to us (as in, "Hey, I hear the weathercaster's voice, which means that it's supper time!"), we tend to respond back as precisely as possible, in both language and tone. Yes, it's geeky, but hey -- when you have two language experts in the house, you might as well avail yourself of the opportunity to learn the tongue, and distinguish the subtleties between "miaow", "meh", and "meeroaw!". (Not to mention the various intonations of hissing.)

Anyway, I have found myself pondering: when we do this, are they at all impressed by our attempt to learn a little bit of their speech? Or do they, more likely, simply regard us as ungainly parrots with can openers? Are we being trained in the foulest of feline language, to embarass us if we ever find ourselves in proper feline company?

-- Justin
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