Scientists working on a study in France have discovered that pigs in their experiments were not just making grunting sounds, but were actually speaking a little-used dialect from the area where they live!
The extensive study, to examine the scientific effects of shoving cloves of garlic up a pig's arse, found that pigs from different areas grunted, or 'spoke' in different accents, and swine subsequently brought from Germany spoke a form of German not heard since the days of the Weimar Republic.
Professor Gaston Gateau, of the Dept. of Garlic Exploration at the University of Sorbonne, told us:
"Sacre bleu! Zis piggies is speaking French, and ze uzzer piggies is speaking German. Perr-aps all ze piggies in ze world is speaking ze national language instead of zere own piggy language!"