Moo-er – cows have regional accents?
Date Published: 24/08/2006
An OF&G licensee has backed up language experts’ findings that cows could moo in a regional accent.
Lloyd Green, from Glastonbury, is convinced his cows have a Somerset drawl to their conversation, the BBC reports.
And John Wells, Professor of Phonetics at the University of London, believes it’s not an udderly ridiculous notion.
He said the phenomenon had been seen before in birds.
Mr Green is convinced the cows have picked up their regional twang from him and his farming colleagues in the area agree.
If true it’s an amazing discovery. We must hope though that it’s not just being milked for publicity in the silly season!!!