God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
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This just in from the Department of Badass: Study shows that songbirds can be taught basic levels of grammar

For, well, ever, one of the main things that has been the separator between man and beast has been the ability to communicate in a complex manner, more than just "I'm here" and "this is mine." A recent study, however, may turn that on it's ear...or at least give it's nose a tweak. In it, starlings learned to differentiate between a regular birdsong "sentence" and one containing a clause or another sentence of warbling, according to a study in Thursday's journal Nature.

So, yeah, songbirds can be taught grammar. Which means that they are miles ahead of half the people in America.

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