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2267 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Aug 2001 at 12:06 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-08-08 12:17:23 AM  
Heh, this reminds me of that Simpsons episode when Homer's brother invents that baby translator. I'd love to hear a dog say "I have soiled myself. How embarassing."
2001-08-08 12:32:02 AM  
Actually this isn't as far-fetched as it seems. Dogs already speak Japanese, albeit with a "ruff" accent.
2001-08-08 12:38:52 AM  
"Let's all go outside and eat some feces!"
2001-08-08 12:45:08 AM  
WALKEN ALERT.. conan. now.
2001-08-08 12:54:50 AM  
this isn't [silly], this rocks!
2001-08-08 01:05:24 AM  
Great - Dogs speaking Engrish.

"I am begging, for making terrible poops on pleasant carpet. Do not be taking, from me the happy pig ears."
2001-08-08 01:35:49 AM  
"I'm sorry for being unable to control my bowel movements. But that's what you get for feeding me that soggy cheap can food"
2001-08-08 01:36:56 AM  
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2001-08-08 01:38:10 AM  
Damn didnt translate as well as I thought, check out

Fun as Fark!
2001-08-08 01:42:35 AM  
If you can't tell the difference between a "happy bark" and an "angry bark" then something's wrong with you, that no collar is going to help. Besides, a lot of animal communication is body language. You don't need a collar to tell you what your dog wants when he's giving you the "soulful-eyes routine" and staring at your fork while you eat dinner.
2001-08-08 01:51:44 AM  
did you see the episode of dexter's lab when dexter creates a device to make his dog speak?

it goes on and on, "Wanna play fetach? Wanna play fetch? Wanna play fetch?"

2001-08-08 02:32:30 AM  
This isn't that great an idea...make it a CAT translator and it would do well;)
2001-08-08 02:33:59 AM  
Ahhh yes, Dexter's Lab. Yet another under-appreciated cult cartoon.
2001-08-08 03:12:00 AM  
Mojo_JoJo: beat me to it!
The best part of that Dexter's Lab episode was when the dog first learns to talk and he says "I gotta show you the thing." And Dexter's like "Oh yeah, the thing you've been trying to tell me." The dog leads him over to this "thing" and says "Here's the thing. Look, its a thing."

...guess you had to be there...
2001-08-08 03:40:27 AM  
food for me food for me food for me food for me

it's the man from before. it's the stick!
2001-08-08 04:15:12 AM  
2001-08-08 04:27:23 AM  
"Let's enjoy dryhumping your leg for plenty long time with us"
Engrish-It Locks!
2001-08-08 04:52:37 AM  
Wow, that sounds pretty damn cool. And not a bad price, either, 12k yen would be around $110-120 USD, I think.
2001-08-08 04:57:24 AM  
put one on an aussie dog and it will say

'shutup will ya, i'm tryin to sleep here'
2001-08-08 05:16:21 AM  
2001-08-08 06:08:23 AM  
I found some recipes for dog meat on the web once to gross some people out. They were from the Philippines if I remember correctly. So if this technology hit the south Pacific maybe you could teach your dog how to communicate the best way to be baked. Now if they could get this to work on cows think of all the money we'd save on BBQ cookbooks.
2001-08-08 06:21:52 AM  
Science, unless you slaughter your own cows, I don't think it'd help much. The side of beef can't moo. :)
2001-08-08 06:29:07 AM  
ahh dexters laboratory... next best thing since space ghost cost to coast.... damn my old roomate and his cable cancelling ways... cancelling my cartoon network just so he could save $50... DAMN HIM
2001-08-08 06:38:14 AM  
Anybody ever see the Far Side cartoon where the guy translated all the animal speak. The dogs were saying, "Hey! Hey! Hey!" and the birds were like "Fly! Fly! Fly!" and the cats were like "Meow!" or something. God, I need sleep.
2001-08-08 06:39:53 AM  
They're Pinky and The Brain, Pinky and The Brain,
One is a genius, the other's insane
They're laboratory mice, their genes have been spliced
They're dinky,
They're Pinky and The Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain...
2001-08-08 06:49:44 AM  
Before the night is done,
Their plan will be unfurled
By the dawning of the sun
They'll take over the world.

They're Pinky and The Brain,
They're Pinky and The Brain.
Their twilight campaign
Is easy to explain
To prove their mousey worth,
They'll overthrow the Earth
They're Pinky, they're Pinky and the Brain,
Brain, Brain, Brain
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain...narf!
2001-08-08 07:20:46 AM  
Licking my balls, lickin my balls, lickin my balls...
2001-08-08 08:02:30 AM  
Please be stop kickings my dog, and calling him fark off.
2001-08-08 09:22:39 AM  
Did anyone else notice that this is being made by Takara Company? The same great guys that brought us Transformers! Just my two cents.
2001-08-08 10:21:25 AM  
Recharge That's pretty funny, although.. I have an Aussie and I don't think she EVER sleeps. 24-7, that dog is AWAKE.

I'm hoping it'll catch up to her.

it's a thing! Yeah, a thing! That thing! it's a thing! and it's right there!
that dexter's lab episode was hilarious..
2001-08-08 10:51:04 AM  
Finally some people that appreciate Dexter's Lab. Freakazoid was a good show, too. Hugbees!
2001-08-08 10:52:42 AM  
Great .. I can hear a dog saying it want to sniff some other dog's butt, or someone's crotch, or that it wants to go take a dump. Joy.

Cats rule, dogs drool.
2001-08-08 11:32:59 AM  
Riusa: I'm a little late in the game today but: Best Episode Ever!

"Turn off that damn Raffi record!"
2001-08-08 12:17:04 PM  
If my dog could talk:
"Sniff sniff sniff, lick. Eat? Eat! Ate! Sniff sniff sniff sniff lick lick lick. Eat? No eat. Eat! Ate!"
2001-08-08 01:24:41 PM  
ehe.. it would be cool if they could translate the barks into ZeroWing quotes.. "What you say?" hahahaha
2001-08-08 01:31:36 PM  
now if only they would put those collars on women... you may actually have a PMS early warning system - enabling you to escape unharmed.

2001-08-08 05:24:37 PM  
So this is going to teach dogs to bark for every single thing they want? Oh great.

Better get my chocolate arsenal ready against the neighbors' dogs... c'mere little doggie...
2001-08-08 09:19:50 PM  
Watching Dexter's lab at the moment...the one where they both turn into monsters, and Deedee is trying to tell Dexter a knock knock joke the whole time.
2001-08-09 02:02:57 AM  
My dogs are barkless, so this won't work. Alas.
2001-08-09 02:03:43 AM  
Cute kids, Tsubaki.
2001-08-09 04:12:09 AM  
*grin* Thanks, Rhuaidh, but they look better in the flesh! In fact, they are the most BEAUTIFUL children in the universe! if I could just alter their behaviour...
2001-08-09 04:57:58 AM  
The BBC has more details here. Apparently it's called the Bow-Lingual translator..
2001-08-09 03:16:30 PM  
If they market this, and years down the road they upgrade the unit till you can *really* TALK with your dog,cat,fish, parrot, whatever,..........


I somehow doubt that an animal's testimony would hold up in court....but you never know....(!)

MAN! This could open up a whole new era in human history!!
A criminal would HAVE to kill the pets of his victims so they couldn't testify.

Planet of the apes? Not when the dogs will be able to talk first.

Watch someone make a movie of this!
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