Moose emailed me this yesterday and I was skeptical, till I heard odder than usual sounds issuing from her side of the flat, inquired, and discovered she was trying to tell the difference between coo moos.
Yes, you heard me. Cow sounds.
So of course, I had to check the story out for myself – Cows have regional accents.
Apparently the look of horror on my face when I realised I’d worked on one of these farms (I’m not saying which one, it’s just too embarrassing) was something else.
So yes, there you have it. If you look down the bottom of the article you will get the chance to listen to four different regional variations of moo (I cannot believe I just typed that sentence). I have to say, they are markedly different. And, perhaps not surprisingly, the Somerset cow sounds ‘right’ to me. The other’s just aren’t as cow-like, whilst the Essex cow just sounds… plain weird.
And it’s only because I didn’t get to my digital camera fast enough that the picture gracing this post is of a cow and not of Moose doing a cow impression. If you ever get the chance, do ask her to do her cow impression. It’s uncanny. Make sure you get her to do the eyes…