Friday, April 09, 2004

Now I wonder if this load of monkeys explains anything about some current international politics. If you want to talk like a chimp here's how but please don't wear a LibDem party badge while doing it!

" Animal behaviour experts at Zoological Society of London are asking volunteers to 'talk chimp' in everyday life and see how primate patter can resolve workplace conflicts, express emotions and strengthen human bonds. The results of this major study will be published later in the year to see just how 'talking chimp' can help in everyday life."

And one of the suggested behaviours: Chimp authority signals:
" Usually used by males in a group to show who's boss
Make as much noise as possible, while brandishing objects so as to appear bigger. "

Nothing new there, then.

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