How come dogs can't talk like people?


#1

Is it because their tongues don’t have enough muscles in them to move around the mouth to make consonant sounds?


#2

They can, they just don’t want the hassle.


#3

sometimes think just screaming UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! when I’m really happy or angry would be really cathartic


#4

they can mate, have you never seen Cats & Dogs


#5

not a big fan of musicals really


#6

why can’t humans bark just like dogs?


#7

we’re just a bit more repressed I think


#8

I can.


#9

oH!

It’s because they don’t have lips isn’t it


#10

They can sing though

(any excuse to repost this video that @Antpocalypsenow (?) brought into my life, thx ant)


#11

it’s not a musical, it’s a documentary about Jeff Goldblum’s family life


#12

people go on about him sometimes but I still don’t think I’ve seen him in anything.

I like Jeff Bridges though, that’s the only acting Jeff I know


#13

just a different language, not any less valid


#14

I know this is fake as fuck but it’s still making me smile


#15

The dog is actually making those noises. It’s actually quite sad when you watch him doing it without the fun musical accompaniment. I think that poor Walter has quite severe detachment anxiety :cry:


#16

I got really bummed out when I had a little thought experiment that dogs are really constantly miserable and distressed around people but can’t express it.

My brother’s lab puppy seems really chill though


#17

multiple reasons.


#18

Nah, they’re usually very happy and love life. I do hate to think about dogs that don’t like being left alone though, it’s dead sad.


#19

Good infinite monkey cage podcast on the human voice, apparently chimps have the physiological capacity to talk but don’t, I reckon the chimps made a wise decision


#20

NSFW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5ljF6XgTww