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Cows have regional accents, experts confirm
« on: 04/09/2006 18:27:46 »
Cows have regional accents, experts confirm

In a major breakthrough in bovine linguistic research, experts have confirmed that cows moo with accents distinct to their herd, the BBC reports.

John Wells, professor of Phonetics at the University of London, examined West Country farmers' claims that their beasts were mooing with a local twang.
Lloyd Green of Glastonbury said: "I spend a lot of time with my ones and they definitely moo with a Somerset drawl. I've spoken to the other farmers in the West Country group and they have noticed a similar development in their own herds. It works the same as with dogs - the closer a farmer's bond is with his animals, the easier it is for them to pick up his accent."

Professor Wells confirmed Green's observations, explaining: "This phenomenon is well attested in birds. You find distinct chirping accents in the same species around the country. In small populations such as herds you would encounter identifiable dialectical variations which are most affected by the immediate peer group."



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Re: Cows have regional accents, experts confirm
« Reply #1 on: 04/09/2006 19:10:45 »
That is interesting and I have heard about this with other animals. I did not know however how much research is really being put into it.Very amusing really!

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Re: Cows have regional accents, experts confirm
« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2006 03:58:23 »
So is it Moo or Mooie?  Or Mo'ise, Mo'sie'

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« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2006 15:53:20 »
Who knows!LOL I really do think it makes since, why not, people all have different dialects tones and sound, why not accents.. Could even be genetic thing don't you think! Hadrian, Do you think it is purely Geographical though, or do you think it is more a group or cultural thing with the cows??

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Re: Cows have regional accents, experts confirm
« Reply #4 on: 05/09/2006 18:02:12 »
So that's why the Cow I was chatting up was giving me the big brown soppy puzzled eye look...I'm from North London and the cow was from up North !!....Sheesh...regional dialects ruined my date !!


Actually, accents have been discussed here many times...and also with regard to regional accents in the animal kingdom too....it's very interesting stuff.

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« Reply #5 on: 05/09/2006 18:47:48 »
Yes it is, do you remember where those discussions are located?

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Re: Cows have regional accents, experts confirm
« Reply #6 on: 05/09/2006 19:32:30 »
I'm really lame when it comes to accents, I blame it on not actually having one myself

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« Reply #7 on: 05/09/2006 19:36:11 »
Me too, Ihave a hard time telling where someone is from, because I am not good at picking them out!

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Re: Cows have regional accents, experts confirm
« Reply #8 on: 05/09/2006 19:40:44 »
I get terribly confused and have to embarrassingly ask where the person is from.

Although I know an Irish accent when I hear it...hard not to, I think it's the sexiest though

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« Reply #9 on: 05/09/2006 20:41:44 »
I have to agree with Dan...I love a sweet spoken Irish accent too (Celtic eh ?).....also I love a mildly spoken Scottish accent (Gaelic eh ?) spoken by a red head...oh gawwwwwwwwwwwwd !

...but seriously...I love those two accents

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« Reply #10 on: 05/09/2006 20:49:31 »


Redheads

There used to be this cute little redhead Irish girl at my work, I miss seeing her around

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« Reply #11 on: 05/09/2006 20:59:48 »
I've personally always had a thing for those brit accents.  Growing up I always pictured myself marrying someone from England.  Instead I married a damn yankee from Detroit, MI.  Oh well, what he lacks in accent he more than makes up for in the b.....err, elsewhere.

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« Reply #12 on: 05/09/2006 21:03:20 »
Are you thinking the type of British accent like in films?

The very posh accent

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« Reply #13 on: 05/09/2006 21:09:05 »
Nope.  Pretty much any of them will do.  

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« Reply #14 on: 05/09/2006 21:17:29 »
Oh, ok, hello ;)

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« Reply #15 on: 05/09/2006 21:50:08 »
HEY

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« Reply #17 on: 05/09/2006 22:13:00 »
Cor blimey guvna !  strike a light and luv a duck...she's a corker and no mistake !!

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« Reply #18 on: 06/09/2006 02:54:18 »
You guys are too funny but I have to agree with neil, of course, Me own Grandma had a bit of and Irish brog herself!

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« Reply #19 on: 06/09/2006 02:59:36 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Cor blimey guvna !  strike a light and luv a duck...she's a corker and no mistake !!

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« Reply #20 on: 06/09/2006 03:24:24 »
Yeah he does!

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« Reply #21 on: 06/09/2006 03:25:27 »
Aw shucks !! *blushing*...I feel all cute and vulnerable right now !!

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« Reply #22 on: 06/09/2006 03:40:01 »
Well, You sure you don't have a fever or something? I think your just sick, your not blushing!

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« Reply #23 on: 06/09/2006 04:44:29 »
quote:
Originally posted by Karen W.

Who knows!LOL I really do think it makes since, why not, people all have different dialects tones and sound, why not accents.. Could even be genetic thing don't you think! Hadrian, Do you think it is purely Geographical though, or do you think it is more a group or cultural thing with the cows??

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So cows know about culture...(beside yogurt...hehe that does not count and no pun intended)

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« Reply #24 on: 06/09/2006 04:46:08 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Cor blimey guvna !  strike a light and luv a duck...she's a corker and no mistake !!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !



I love the way you talk sexy here!  LOL;)

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