"Elephants have a sophisticated language." "They speak to each other." And plans are afoot for an" elephant dictionary". "Many of their calls are similar to human speech."
This is all from a chunk of tonight's 60 Minutes. All those quotes are on the fly — not from transcriptions or anything, but the substance is clear. But you can see a preview here, and the transcript will be available later, if I recall how they work. I didn't hear any indication of irony or that this was metaphorical.
Wow. I'm just going to post this and go root for the Bengals.
PS: "Females like to be courted by older experienced males."