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Cows moo with regional accent?

  1. Aug 23, 2006 #1


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    Oh, you have got to be kidding me!

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/08/23/cows.accent.reut/index.html [Broken]

    <ZapperZ wants to say something about it being udder nonsense, but he won't>

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  3. Aug 23, 2006 #2
    i think I've seen a study where dogs barks have accents... I'll see if I can dig it up.
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  5. Aug 23, 2006 #4
    And birds, too!
  6. Aug 23, 2006 #5


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    Yes, studies were done comparing rooster crows around the world. They're different.
  7. Aug 23, 2006 #6
    I noticed a whole herd of cows saying mayyyyyyyyyyyiii{little squeek at the end} when I was in New Brunswick. It was very noticable, so much so, that I commented on the accent to my host, who being Canadian, claimed it was I who moo'ed funny.
  8. Aug 23, 2006 #7
    Do any go "moof?" :smile:
  9. Aug 23, 2006 #8


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    Are you sure the farmers haven't just been out in the sun too long? :rofl: I wonder if it's due to local breeding selecting different "voices."
  10. Aug 23, 2006 #9

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    And whales too.

    As compared to northern cows, the cows in the south say something more like mooooo y'all. :rolleyes:
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  11. Aug 24, 2006 #10
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    This is a nice contribution to our general scientific knowledge...

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