Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    ‘Why can’t we think like that?’
    “Reckon our minds must be too highly evolved.’

  2. win

    win said, about 1 year ago

    Sounds like the folks at DMV.

  3. rshive

    rshive said, about 1 year ago

    You could tap their minds for elevator music, Agnes. The birds may learn vowel sounds before that disappears.

  4. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    “An acorn sized cavern”
    Excellent imagery!

  5. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @win

    My first laugh out loud moment today. The poor DMV people get picked on so much. even if it is true

  6. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, about 1 year ago

    …i guess trying to read bird brains is a lot less messy than reading their entrails…

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Vowel sounds don’t require lips, but consonants do…make a note, Agnes.

  8. amaryllis2

    amaryllis2 said, about 1 year ago

    Vowels are made vibrating deep in the throat, consonants with tongue against teeth and at much higher frequencies—so that people with your typical high-frequency hearing loss that comes with age think other people are mumbling. They hear people talk just fine but they only get parts of the words. (Hearing aids are your friends.)

    Birds have the high frequency part down pat, at least.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Parrots can pronounce consonants in their throat and use of their tongue. Similar to ventriloquism in humans.

  10. Hunter7

    Hunter7 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    Its the entire 2nd panel. I can just make out the tinny sound of an ear worm song bouncing off the walls, creating feedback with every bounce. The echo feeling hollow, but mindnumbingly repeative.

  11. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 1 year ago

    @magicwalnut

    Correct, though lip movements can adjust the vowel production.


    Evidence that lips are not the cause of vowels can be seen in many eastern european languages – almost vowel-free.

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @Hunter7

    Find an empty hall way, stair well or other good echo chamber.
    Whistle Simon and Garfunkle’s THE SOUND OF SILENCE?
    It’s a lot of fun or it used to be, should still be.

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