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Koko Understands Sarcasm, Cats, Politics

Sunday, 26 October 2008

“Koko the gorilla is famous for mastering more than 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language, which she uses to communicate with Stanford researchers.

“That’s not all she’s learned from humans. One day her attendants discovered that a steel sink in her enclosure had been torn from its moorings. When they confronted her, she pointed to her pet kitten.

“‘Cat did it’, she signed.”

Strutts News Services was granted an exclusive interview with Koko, and asked the following questions, in ASL:

SNS:  ?Koko like vote who
Koko: ?koko like
SNS: ?Koko like who vote
Koko: koko. koko. koko.
SNS: ?Vote Koko
Koko: congress vote koko.
SNS:  Fat chance, koko.
Koko: Bite me elect koko 2 elect koko 56 vote koko 12330o-84jmsvpow Koko last word heh loser


[Image from here, story from here.]

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