what does the fox say?

If you are interested enough in this title to have clicked on its link, then you probably deserve to read this.

Cow goes moo, sheep goes baaa, but what does the fox say? The fox says whatever they do, just with different signs. What something says is what it communicates, not how it communicates it. If this weren’t true, then mute people would be unable to say anything, which of course isn’t true.

So if you insist on singing the song, which has about five minutes of shelf life left, change the words to “What symbols does the fox use to say?” Just sayin’ (another meme which has already expired).

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  1. 5 minutes of shelf life! Are you kidding. The tale is ancient, and compelling, and speaks to that deep and humane part of us that longs to understand what we do not understand. And that’s why I stayed up ’til 1:30 in the morning learning the yippy choruses instead of writing my OT paper.

  2. Terri: It was your Facebook post that prompted my early morning reflection. I didn’t know it was an ancient tale, or maybe I knew and just forgot. Guess I should Google it, but I care even less about this than you apparently do about your OT paper.

  3. I was hoping for more of a cultural analysis of the song when I clicked on this blog post.

  4. You were warned. You surprisingly don’t sound deeply grateful.

  5. Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
    Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
    Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
    Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
    Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
    Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
    A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
    A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!

  6. Khary Bridgewater November 26, 2013 — 6:22 pm

    For the record the fox says: YAAGGAGHHGHHHHHHAHHHH!!!!!. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zk1mAd77Hr4

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