Part of me feels annoyed that the animals are portrayed as being bad grammarians. I bet if they could talk, they would be able to talk quite well.
--The_Lex Fri Jun 1 11:13:25 2007
I guess it all depends on the "uplift scenario" you're talking about, what forces work to give them the brains to do so (though many animals would have wicked speech impediments... I think Heinlein explored this a bit in the Starship Troopers books, with modified-dog K9 soliders.)
--Kirk Fri Jun 1 12:09:53 2007
I also realized that the bad grammar makes the animals look cuter, rather than some kind of pretentious diction or good grammar. Just look at Gorilla Grod (I think that's his name) in the DC comics world. . .or Frasier and Niles Crane. If you met them in real life, probably wouldn't care for them too much. Since we get to see their human vulnerabilities and such, though, they're cute.
--The_Lex Fri Jun 1 16:52:20 2007
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