Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Karel Čapek wrote:

'If dogs could talk, 
perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with  people.'

(Dashenka, or the Life of a Puppy,1933)

But of course if they could talk, they would just be cynocephaloi,
not dogs at all.














On the other hand,
they DO talk, but not in any way we can be bothered to try and interpret.
And they often understand us better than we understand ourselves.
So, language is by no means such a wonderful thing
as we lead ourselves to believe.

thankyou, Jindra!

2 comments:

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

I have truly enjoyed reading your "Holy Dog" section on your website !

Wofl said...

Thank you, Jindra. My website is indeed a Treasury :-)

But I know it isn't funny enough.

:-(