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Phonetics experts have backed up dairy farmers’ claims that cows moo with regional accents. Dairy farmers in Somerset noticed a local twang to the sounds made by their animals, reports the Guardian.

John Wells, Professor of Phonetics at the University of London, said: “This phenomena is well attested in birds. You find distinct chirping accents in the same species around the country. This could also be true of cows. In small populations such as herds you would encounter identifiable dialectical variations which are most affected by the immediate peer group.”

The phenomenon was noticed by members of the West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers group, who put it down to the close bond between farmer and cow. The group has also noted similar accent shifts in Midlands, Essex, Norfolk and Lancashire moos.

Farmer Lloyd Green of Glastonbury said: “I spend a lot of time with my ones and they definitely moo with a Somerset drawl.”

August 23, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment

  1. And pidgeons in London carry flick knives and shout ‘Alright Mate’ apart from the ones in Earl Court who shout ‘Gooday Mucker’.lol

    Comment by Grockle | June 9, 2007

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