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Kangaroos that say "Boing!"

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Several species of animals can be taught to imitate the human voice. Parrots, notably. Even seals: I saw a seal show where the seal actually said "Hello" clearly enough that you could understand it.

Kangaroos could possibly be taught to say "Boing!" when they jump, and then released back into the wild. With enough adult kangaroos saying "Boing!", soon the young 'roos would start doing it, and before you know it, *all* the kangaroos would be saying boing everywhere they were going.

phundug, Nov 10 2003

Sausages! http://www.youtube....watch?v=DrX-Yv8gLB8
Should we now learn to talk dog? [xenzag, Mar 09 2009]

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       timing is crucial.. mid way between ground and zenith..
po, Nov 10 2003
  

       The comedy value of Kangaroos would be immeasurably increased. +
Mistress Bling, Nov 10 2003
  

       It should be tigers, surely, that go "Boing!" when they bounce?
DrCurry, Nov 10 2003
  

       Similarly squirrels could be taught to say "Timber!" when they see a tree falling in the woods. In that way, the wide distribution of squirrels in all woodland would ensure that trees falling in woods ALWAYS make a sound even if there are no people there to hear it - and put an end to a philosophical debate which has raged for centuries.
dobtabulous, Nov 10 2003
  

       What about rabbits? :(
muzer, Nov 10 2003
  

       rabbits should say "cawwot"
po, Nov 10 2003
  

       I'm a wabbit swayer... A guitar pwayer... With a nasty habit... Kill the Wabbit!   

       -Ozzy Fudd
muzer, Nov 10 2003
  

       [DrCurry] tigers generally don't bounce except in cartoons. On the subject, my cat gets in a mood every time i sing the Tigger Song to her. It really pisses her off.
Mistress Bling, Nov 10 2003
  

       [mistress bling] please stop singing the Tigger song to your cat - I really think its in the long-term interests of both of you!
dobtabulous, Nov 10 2003
  

       This from Mistress Bling's boyfriend: I think the reason her cat gets pissed off is that she actually BOUNCES her whilst singing the Tigger Song. In the aftermath, multiple variations of ginger greased lightning have been observed as mistress bling reels back in pain, screaming such expletives as 'Gnnyaargh', 'Goddamnitimgonnakillthatfeline' and 'Chris (that's me) why the hell are you laughing your head off?'
Mistress Bling, Nov 10 2003
  

       By BOUNCES he means in my lap while still holding her, NOT the throwing variety of BOUNCE
Mistress Bling, Nov 10 2003
  

       Mlle Bling: tigers do indeed bounce, though maybe not on their tails - like house cats, they kill their prey by pouncing on it. So if you hear a tiger say "Boing!", dodge out of the way pronto. If you hear your house cat say "Boing!", see a psychiatrist.
DrCurry, Nov 10 2003
  

       so thats a great big deep butch BOING! then..
po, Nov 10 2003
  

       takes one to know one :)
po, Nov 10 2003
  

       [DrCurry] I stand corrected
Mistress Bling, Nov 10 2003
  

       Ray, what was that you were saying about the quality of ideas lately?
waugsqueke, Nov 10 2003
  

       I thought the only time kangaroos went boing is when you hit them with your car!
PiledHigherandDeeper, Nov 10 2003
  

       Maybe a big wobble board?
PiledHigherandDeeper, Nov 10 2003
  

       I think that we should teach humans to make animal noises instead.
JoeLounsbury, Nov 10 2003
  

       [UB] - I am similarly mystified. In my books, any animal that can disembowel a human before you can say "Boin-", is not cute or comical at all...
Detly, Nov 10 2003
  

       I don't remember such a thing - how long ago did it happen?
Detly, Nov 10 2003
  

       Detly, I love your differential halfbakery geometry theory. Wonder if it could apply to simply the titles?
RayfordSteele, Nov 10 2003
  

       Maybe there is a one-to-one correspondence between the ideas and the titles. If it is isomorphic, then yes, it must apply, but it may still apply if there is no such correspondence. Mmmm... morphic icing.
Detly, Nov 10 2003
  

       what about grasshoppers??...: )
aeox, May 20 2004
  

       I like [DrCurry]'s idea of teaching tigers to say 'boing' when they pounce. AND, they should also be taught that if they miss, they should mutter 'curses!' and pull their beard mournfully.
spacemoggy, May 20 2004
  

       Spoilsport strikes again : baked . See "Beyond the far side" by Gary Larson (and you'll have a good laugh!).
finflazo, May 20 2004
  

       //cranky, unpredictable bastards//   

       Maybe I haven't met the same kangaroos as [UB], but I'd say that kangaroos are about as dangerous as humans, neither more nor less. So, for example, if you walk right up to a large grumpy male human and stare at him in a funny way, there's a good chance he'll thump you, and a smaller chance you'll die of it. It's the same deal with kangaroos.   

       What I love about roos is that they're neither tame, like cows, nor *really* dangerous (like, say, sharks), nor scared of you. They offer the closest thing I've ever seen to peer-to-peer interaction with wildlife. Of course, that implies respect and common sense, and not "it's furry, so I must be able to stroke it".
pertinax, Mar 09 2009
  

       Dog that says "sausages"... see link
xenzag, Mar 09 2009
  
      
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