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If humans retained their tails

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Would you wish yours to be on display or prefer to hide it? Do you think you'd wag it to show pleasure like a dog does, or mimic cats by expressing annoyance with your tail?
  2. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Like this (at 50 seconds)?

  3. midnight_angel

    midnight_angel Senior commenter

    Ooh, I'd love a tail! Would definitely display it, then wrap it around my feet to keep them warm when I'm in bed.
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  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I think we'd have to dock them. Like my elderly cocker. We'd be knocking the wine glass off the coffee table!

    And trousers? Nightmare!
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  5. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Can you imagine what the creeps would get up to with their tails on crowded tube trains? Yuck.
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  6. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I'd quite like a tail for hanging from branches. I'd also like a long fluffy one that could second as a scarf or a fan.
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  7. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Maybe a detachable fluffy one, to use as a scarf or hand warmer when necessary, but removable whilst in the house, to avoid the nightmare scenario of knocking the wine from the table.

    It could be reattached for dusting purposes, should a person wish to.
  8. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    I'm afraid I can't comment on what I would do with a tail.
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  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It'd make hurdling very difficult. And woe betide you if you let your tail rest on someone else's seat on the tube or bus. And it's an extra thing to have to dry after a shower or bath. Can you sleep on your back? No.
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  10. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    It depends on how high maintenance it'd be. But I've spotted a gap in the market. RP's Tail and Grooming Beauty Parlour. No job too small and I'd give you a free hot beverage AND loyalty card.
  11. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    As we lost a lot of hair during evolution it would be a hideous bald thing, like a giant rats tail. Shudder.
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  12. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Just some ideas from the master of tails.
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  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    No. I'd rather not. Sorry. Cute kid but......
  14. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Lavatory seats would have to be redesigned!
  15. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Could be handy for wiping your bum tho, if it could curl round a wodge of loo roll....
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Nevertheless, it would present another opportunity for part of the body to be stylishly clothed. I could imagine tail socks would be an ideal Christmas gift.
  17. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    "Willie warmers" were all the rage at one time.
  18. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Only if your tail was prehensile. If we had tails, I wonder whether we would wear them outside of our clothing, or tuck them inside.
  19. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    If humans had cat tails that would be quite amusing, because cats express frustration and exasperation by flicking their tails from side to side.

    Imagine the start of term INSET day when the HT's anointed one got up to wade through their cherished Powerpoint about target data, and saw the assembled throng disappear under a forest of rapidly flicking tails.
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