A Universal Language – The Talking Twin Babies

Over 130 million people love this video and so do I!

ABC News did a story on it and host Diane Sawyer described it as a sweet mystery of the universe…a colorful, sophisticated, communication that is more than just babble. It is cute, adorable, hysterical, and innocent all at once. And who can ignore those fat little bellies!

I found some of the comments on the parents website, which came in from around the world, regardless of language, culture, age, and I suppose any other artificial barrier created by humans. Here are a few of them:

I laughed my head off !

This is the cutest thing EVER !

Your video has brightened my darkest days. I have watched this several times and every time it brings a smile to my face.

I really love it, thanks for sharing it. I sent it to all of my friends and family, so that everyone can see this lovely video…and really everyone loves it:)

The story on ABC News has a couple of interesting interviews with experts on the subject. They said this wasn’t just babble, there was a real communication going on here.

Quite a few people think the conversation is about the socks!

Sure looks like that to me. I think Ren (the one on the left with the mismatched socks) is saying to Sam (the one holding the fridge), “Hey dude, you’re missing a sock!” Of course neither know what the heck a sock is. Ren appears to be pointing out the fact that Ren’s socks are mismatched, and it looks like one of them is supposed to be on Sam’s bare foot!

There is actually a term for this kind of communication. It’s called cryptophasia and is a phenomenon of a language developed by twins (identical or fraternal) that only the two children can understand.

Regardless of how we interpret the video, there is no doubt that this touches a primordial, universal nerve, part of the bond we share, and the connection is a combination of invisible forces that can best be summarized by a universal love represented by the joy and innocence of these cute giblets.

It seems to me that we have many voices, but are all singing one song (uni-verse) and that song is the essence of our universal language that doesn’t require a language.

 

 

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