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Cow Patois

They're mocking you

August 23, 2006

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Cow Patois

3:15 PM -- BBC News reports that our bovine friends adapt their udderances to conform to the local argot:

  • A claim by Somerset dairy farmers their cows moo with a West Country accent is being backed by experts who confirm different herds make different sounds.

    Dr Jeanine Treffers-Daller, reader in linguistics at the University of the West of England in Bristol, said the accent may be learned from relatives.

    The phenomenon was noticed by the West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers group...

    Farmer Lloyd Green of Glastonbury, one of the West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers, said: "I spend a lot of time with my ones and they definitely moo with a Somerset drawl..."

Moooo, arrrh!

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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