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what´s the meaning of ¨ tengo orejas de pescado¨?

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Hi, there..
recently, I´ve seen a spanish expression.
I searched spanish dictionary but failed to find its meaning.
¨tengo orejas de pescado¨. what´s the meaning ?
your reply would be highly appreciated.
gracias..

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updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Paul-Beck

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In hindsight, we are talking about a "pescado" and not a "Pez" so that even though a "pescado" has ears, there is no way that it can hear as it is dead.

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Eddy
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Hi Paul
No hay de que

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Eddy
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Dear Eddy,
I really appreciate your detailed advices on technical terms.
It caused me interested in scientific parts.
Following your recommends, I just looked up my encyclopedia and found that its name "Weberian" followed the German scientist who found the apparatus.
So they call it as Weberian Apparatus. It's interesting to me.
Thank you again for your efforts.
Paul

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Paul-Beck
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I believe this "sense of vibration" is along the lateral lane of a fish (not like ears). That is why fishing spinners, and lures are for vibration as well as visual attraction.

Eddy said:

I stand corrected about my previous statement regarding fishes' ears. A little researched came up with this. Although different to our method of detecting sound, they can apparently hear.Hearing of FishFishes' "ears" are much less complicated than ours, being made up of the equivalent of our inner ear only, since the connecting apparatus of the human middle and outer ear is unnecessary. The reason for this is that water is a very dense medium, and therefore sounds or vibrations - which travel five times faster than through air - are more easily detected.Although fishes can hear sounds over much the same frequency range as we can, different species are sensitive to only parts of that range. Fishes' hearing is supported by their ability to sense vibrations. These may be detected by the swim-bladder and passed on to the ear by means of the Weberian Ossicles (a series of interconnecting bones), or by a tubular structure, resembling a doctor's stethoscope, that connects the swimbladder with the ear.

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updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Daniel
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Estimado James,
Yo lo recordaré y muchas gracias por su respuesta.

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Paul-Beck
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I cannot correct my posts at the present. Reasearched above should have been research.

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Eddy
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I stand corrected about my previous statement regarding fishes' ears. A little researched came up with this. Although different to our method of detecting sound, they can apparently hear.

Hearing of Fish

Fishes' "ears" are much less complicated than ours, being made up of the equivalent of our inner ear only, since the connecting apparatus of the human middle and outer ear is unnecessary. The reason for this is that water is a very dense medium, and therefore sounds or vibrations - which travel five times faster than through air - are more easily detected.
Although fishes can hear sounds over much the same frequency range as we can, different species are sensitive to only parts of that range. Fishes' hearing is supported by their ability to sense vibrations. These may be detected by the swim-bladder and passed on to the ear by means of the Weberian Ossicles (a series of interconnecting bones), or by a tubular structure, resembling a doctor's stethoscope, that connects the swimbladder with the ear.

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Eddy
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You're very welcome, Paul. Remember, though, that "gracias" is always followed by "por," not "para."

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Dear James,

Thanks to your prompt and proper advise.
your explanation is clear and I think it´s reasonable.

Muchas gracias para tu amable contesta.
chao..

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Paul-Beck
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Also what James has not explained, and just in case you don't know, your phrase says "i have fishes ears", which as you know, they do not exist, hence I am not listening.

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by Eddy
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I think the full phrase is "!No oigo, soy de palo, tengo orejas de pescado!" It means "I'm not listening to you!" Recently, we also say "Talk to the hand, 'cause I'm not listening."

updated ENE 14, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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