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    can only


    Dear all,

    This is an interview with a man who can do animal sounds:

    A: Do you do other animals?
    B: I can do a dog. (YELPS LIKE A DOG)
    A: Sounds like a squirrel in a blender to me.
    B: Well, that usually attracts all the dogs.
    A: Does it really?
    B: Oh, yeah.
    A: Because mostly only they can hear it.

    What is the meaning of the last highlighted sentence??

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: can only

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    This is an interview with a man who can do animal sounds:

    A: Do you do other animals?
    B: I can do a dog. (YELPS LIKE A DOG)
    A: Sounds like a squirrel in a blender to me.
    B: Well, that usually attracts all the dogs.
    A: Does it really?
    B: Oh, yeah.
    A: Because mostly only they can hear it.

    What is the meaning of the last highlighted sentence??

    Thanks a lot
    Have you left out a line, "Why?" before the last line. The pink line seem to belong to B.
    Anyway, it seems to mean "Because they are almost the only ones that can hear it."
    It doesn't make much sense, but I don't think this is a serious discussion.

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    Re: can only

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Have you left out a line, "Why?" before the last line. The pink line seem to belong to B.
    Anyway, it seems to mean "Because they are almost the only ones that can hear it."
    It doesn't make much sense, but I don't think this is a serious discussion.
    you are right, it's not serious. They are kidding and there is no missing line. I got it. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: can only

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Have you left out a line, "Why?" before the last line. The pink line seem to belong to B.
    Anyway, it seems to mean "Because they are almost the only ones that can hear it."
    It doesn't make much sense, but I don't think this is a serious discussion.
    I wonder if it's in reference to frequency, like the frequency is so high that 'mostly only dogs can hear it'.

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    Re: can only

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    I wonder if it's in reference to frequency, like the frequency is so high that 'mostly only dogs can hear it'.
    Well, yes, but B has produced the sound, and A heard it quite easily and compared it to a squirrel in a blender. Such a noise is not outside the range of hearing of most animals and humans - or so I'd imagine.

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    Re: can only

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Well, yes, but B has produced the sound, and A heard it quite easily and compared it to a squirrel in a blender.
    I believe that's the point of the joke: the frequency heard by 'A' sounds like a squirrel in a blender. If 'A' were a dog, 'A' would hear the frequency heard by dogs. The gist of the joke is that 'A' isn't a dog.

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