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November 06, 2003

Communication via anus

The frontiers of science keep expanding. New research indicates that bubbles observed coming out of a herring's anus produce a high pitched noise that may aid in keeping the shoals together after dark.

Posted by martin at 07:15 AM




Does this also work for politicians?

Posted by: David B at November 6, 2003 08:15 AM


The quality and ever-increasingly frequency of my posts leads me to suspect that I communicate in a similar way

Posted by: fredrik at November 6, 2003 08:16 AM


As to the implications of this research, don't ass me, but the adjectival "herring-like" may well become a popular, if somewhat obscure, bit of invective in the blogosphere.
Allow me to be the first: Fredrick, your comment is very herring-like.

Posted by: martin at November 6, 2003 09:25 AM


that's fredrik. no C.

i think the term "herring-like" would be better termed "norwegian"

Posted by: fredrik at November 6, 2003 09:36 AM


that should be "norwegian"

Posted by: fredrik at November 6, 2003 09:37 AM


Omfg you guys are hilarious.

Posted by: Katy at November 6, 2003 10:08 AM


Fredrik, your subsequently revised comment has rendered my devastating retort superfluous. Lucky you, as I'll reserve the followup about speech impaired herrings for another thread.

Posted by: martin at November 6, 2003 11:04 AM


Katy, aside from the fact that acronyms are generally capitalized, the "g" certainly should be.

Martin, I believe the phrase you want is "herring-impaired".

Posted by: triticale at November 7, 2003 11:10 AM